Despite scarcity Kanpur road gets clogged with overflowing water
| Saturday | 14th April, 2018
Summer months usually result in burden on water resources increasing manifold and it is because of this that a burst pipe leaking water by lakhs of litres in a Kanpur locality is being seen by many as nothing short of criminal negligence.
The incident reportedly took place on Saturday afternoon when a new water pipeline in Nai Sadak area was being tested.
As water was released, it began leaking from several areas of the underground pipe.
Fountains of water began springing up across the length of the pipeline and locals say that although they informed concerned agencies, the water flow was not stopped for a considerable period of time.
It is this, they say, that led to the pipe bursting when water was released in full force.