Taps go dry in Ponda, supply unlikely today

  • | Saturday | 12th January, 2019

But, the concrete blocks supporting the pipeline and joints would take around eight hours to dry up,” Parsekar said.Entire Ponda taluka and surrounding villages, including Usgao, Ganjem, Khandepar, Vaghurme, Curti, Bethora, Nirancal, Wadi-Talaulim, Durbhat-Adpai, Bandora, Kavlem, Borim , Shiroda besides defence establishments were majorly affected. Frequent road-digging works were damaging the pipeline and as such the authorities decided to lay it along the roadside.“MVR Infraprojects has been assigned the task of replacing the cast iron pipeline by ductile iron (DI) ones, and from underneath the road to roadside,” executive engineer of water supply division, Nivruti Parsekar said.“The work of pipeline shifting and fixing the joints would be completed by tonight. PONDA: Taps in Ponda taluka remained dry throughout Friday as the water department began work of shifting a major pipeline at Curti that often bore the brunt of digging works undertaken by the government for various purposes.The supply is unlikely to be restored by Saturday afternoon as the concrete support extended at critical joints for the newly-laid pipeline will take at least eight hours to hold steadfast.The existing 750-mm cast iron (CI) pipeline was laid under the highway at Curti for almost 1km from Shree Sateri temple to Devache Zhadd on way to Khandepar .

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