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Dry taps in South Delhi as water plant shuts down

Water supply to several areas in South Delhi was affected on Monday as the Sonia Vihar water treatment plant was shut down in the early hours following leakages in supply network.

Water supply to several areas in South Delhi was affected on Monday as the Sonia Vihar water treatment plant was shut down in the early hours following leakages in supply network.

Total water production also went down due to repair work on a 1,000-mm water line in South Delhi and breakdown of a 1,000-mm main supply line from Haiderpur to Delhi Cantonment,officials said.

The Sonia Vihar plant produces 140 million gallons of water per day.

Late Monday evening,while the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) spokesperson said the plant is back on its feet,some officials maintained that the problem has still not been plugged.

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According to an official,the plant was shut down to isolate a defective line after leakages were detected in the 1,200-mm Kailash mainline near Bhairon Marg T-point on Ring Road. This is the same pipeline that had burst on June 17 and flooded the Ring Road near Pragati Maidan.

“The Sonia Vihar plant had to be shut down around 4 am to control the flow of water,” the official said. “The problem is being rectified and water supply has been restored.”

On Sunday,water supply to parts of South Delhi was affected after the accident at the Metro construction site in Zamrudpur. As a result,supply was affected in Zarud Village,parts of GK-I,Kailash Colony,Amar Colony,Vikram Vihar and parts of East of Kailash and Dayanand Colony,among others.

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Officials said the main line through Bhairon Marg was very vulnerable to high pressure since the line has outlived its utility.

First published on: 14-07-2009 at 01:26:06 am
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