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After Govandi burst,BMC to map underground pipelines

Monday,an active 24-inch pipeline under an eight-storey residential building in Govandi burst drowing a 62-year-old man.

Following Monday’s Govandi burst that killed one person and injured 14,BMC suggested Tuesday a thorough mapping of underground pipelines in the city. However,no time frame was suggested for completion of the project.

Monday,an active 24-inch pipeline under an eight-storey residential building in Govandi burst drowing a 62-year-old man.

BMC authorities said the pipeline had been decommissioned and there could be other such decommissioned pipelines still supplying water to the public.

“We are probing the pipeline burst,” said additional municipal commssioner Rajiv Jalota.

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“We will carry out GIS mapping of pipelines in the city as part of the water distribution improvement programme. Tenders for the work will be floated over the next few weeks,” he said.

The pipeline burst was also discussed in the BMC general body meeting with members demanding a thorough investigation and a survey of such pipelines across the city to ensure there are no bursts in future.

Mayor Sunil Prabhu then directed the corporation to look into the matter and take necessary action against officials who did not decommission pipelines properly.