Shiv Sena leader and Maharashtra Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray appreciated the efforts taken by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to restore the broken pipeline and ensure that water supply is restored again in various parts of the city.
Thackeray praised the government body for working round-the-clock to ensure that the pipeline was fixed.
On Wednesday evening, the water supply pipeline was damaged after piling work on the Metro 6 project at Jogeshwari Vikhroli Link Road (JVLR). A statement by BMC read: "The repairs team has reached up to the damaged portion and has found the hole of approx size 27 inch × 27 inch. Welding work has started on site. This is 52 meters into (the) 1800 mm pipe and 10 meters below ground."
Good News! The pipeline restored & the manhole closed! Having completed the high pressure work, we are now ready to release very high pressure water through the pipe to fill the water in the reservoir! https://t.co/OP8eAnDClL— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) February 1, 2020
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) was also helping BMC to restore the water supply and in a statement said that they were providing two JCB machines, one Polclain machine, and multiple workmen.
A resident of the area said, "There was no supply throughout Saturday. I saw long lines on the side of the roads as slum dwellers waited for a water tanker. I could not reach my work on time and was delayed due to the lack of water. I had to make alternate arrangements."
1800 mm dia water main supplying water to Andheri, Parle & Kandivali was damaged at JVLR Metro 6 line on 29th Jan by contractor of Metro 6. The leakage has been detected & repair work is likely to be completed by midnight. Meanwhile private tankers have been mobilized pic.twitter.com/gOTNOUfXeT— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) February 1, 2020
The area was also visited by Municipal Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi who inspected the work done by the staff.
Hon’ble Municipal Commissioner Mr Praveen Pardeshi visited the site, took a stock of situation and reviewed the work done by @mybmcHydEngg department. The dedication and hard work of the team was duly commended by him #anythingformumbai https://t.co/aeWTaFfFcy pic.twitter.com/2fJYD7tcOY— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) February 1, 2020