BMC officials barricaded the road and mobilized resources to repair the damaged portion.
MUMBAI: Two major incidents of pipeline burst were reported in different parts of the city in the past two days. The BMC managed to repair the pipeline at Dr E Moses Road in South Mumbai within 24 hours and ensured water supply to Worli was not disrupted. However, repair work at the pipeline in Trombay that caused a road to cave in was in progress till the time of going to press. It had affected water supply at Cheetah camp area.
The first incident was reported on Saturday afternoon when leakage was reported in a pipeline beneath the cemented road that goes toward Mahalaxmi station from Worli Naka. The nearly 50-year-old pipeline supplies water to Worli, the assembly constituency of minister Aditya Thackeray.
BMC engineer Jeevan Patil stated they worked through the night and completed work before 10 am Sunday to ensure citizens did not face any problem during the festival.
In the second incident, a portion of a road caved in nearly five feet after a pipeline beneath the road burst near Trombay police station on Sunday afternoon. BMC officials barricaded the road and mobilized resources to repair the damaged portion.