A 48-inch pipeline supplying water from Tansa lake sprung a leak early Wednesday near Parsi Gymkhana on Babasaheb Ambedkar Marg in Dadar, leading to flood and disruption of traffic.
Ward officials said though the leakage was detected on Tuesday night, repairs started only on Wednesday morning after water started gushing out the pipeline around 6:30 am.
Work on the pipeline, which is 1,200 mm in diameter and supplies water to F North and F South wards, started several hours after the disaster management department recorded complaints about flooded roads and loss of a significant quantity of water.
“We had received complaints of a leakage in the pipeline around 8 pm. But the small leakage became a large hole after the water supply started around 4 am,” said the official from F South ward.
Officials ruled out foul play.
A civic official also said chances of a water cut in the area are not likely since the repairs would be over before the water supply resumes the next day. “The residents of the area received partial water supply on Wednesday and the repair work should hopefully be completed by tonight,” said the official.
The water which flowed out of the pipeline flooded roads in Dadar, and South Mumbai-bound traffic had to be diverted. “The movement of traffic was getting affected, due to which we diverted the vehicles from Tulpule Chowk to Five Gardens and towards Mancherji Joshi Road,” an official said.