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Repair works begin at Satpukhuri water plant

By City Correspondent

GUWAHATI, June 14 - The repair of the damaged water machines at the Satpukhuri water plant has commenced in full swing with the expert from Kolkata completing his quarantine period.

Guwahati Development Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya today visited the site and inspected the repair works along with the GMC Commissioner and other Corporation officials. Bhattacharya directed the GMC to supply drinking water by tankers to the areas where water supply is affected.

Regular water supply in Chandmari, Chandmari Colony, Kharhghuli, Noonmati, Silpukhuri and the surrounding areas has been affected for the last one month due to the damaged water machines at the plant.

Concerned citizens along with former GMC mayor Mrigen Sarania, former deputy mayor Balendra Bharali and former councillor of ward number 4 Shyamal Kumar Chakraborty raised questions regarding the quality of the newly purchased machines after those became nonfunctional within a few days of being commissioned.

They also demanded an inquiry into the whole matter and also sent memorandums to the GMC in this regard.

Bhattacharya said an enquiry committee was already set up in this regard and the committee is being headed by Additional Commissioner of GMC.

�We will take necessary action based on the enquiry report. The report is likely to come on Tuesday,� he added.

�The GMC has bought 36 water machines till date and 25 among them are functional. The three machines were bought from a Pune-based company. The warranty period for these three machines is still valid. The company has sent an expert and it will be repaired within a short period,� he added.

GMC Commissioner Devajyoti Hazarika said that the expert from Kolkata was quarantined soon after he landed in Guwahati.

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