Friday, September 26, 2008

Broken water pipe: Chaos on road

Broken water pipe: Chaos on road

The Millers Road flooded due to leak of a drinking water pipe./Pic:SURESH NAMPOOTHIRI
Express News Service
26 Sep 2008 04:14:00 AM IST

BANGALORE: The monsoon may have left us. But the motorists and pedestrians on Millers Road were in for rainy day-like memories with water-logged surroundings on Thursday.

The culprit was a broken water pipe.

The water pipeline in front of Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain Hospital was damaged, resulting in the flooding of the area.

Out-patients and visitors to the hospital had a tough time evading the huge pool of water. As part of damage control measures, the hospital authorities put up sandbags in front of the main entrance gate.

Traffic movement towards the Cantonment Railway Station and J C Nagar was severely affected.

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) control room, which received the complaint from a resident, immediately alerted the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) officials who rushed to the spot and rectified the damage.

“As the damage caused was huge, there was a delay in rectifying it. Following the repair work, the water that flooded Millers Road was cleared. Although there was a disruption in traffic, the situation was brought under control soon,” said a senior BWSSB engineer, who inspected the repair work.


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