GUWAHATI, Aug 25 - Water supply to nearly 2,500 households in the Sarania, Ulubari, Lachit Nagar, Rehabari and surrounding areas will remain suspended from Wednesday due to a breakdown in a Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) pipe at Panbazar.
A GMC official stated, �One of the water pipes of the GMC near the BSNL office at Panbazar developed a snag on Tuesday. The damage is mainly because the pipe has been in use for many years. Our workers have been engaged to fix it and restore water supply at the earliest. Repairing work is going on full swing.�
The breakdown is likely to hit more than 10,000 people of the areas mentioned.
�Water will be supplied to the affected areas through mobile water tankers. However, it will not be possible for us to cover all the areas with the tankers, but we will try to cover the maximum number of residents,� the official added.
The GMC has appealed for patience and urged the people to use water judiciously.