Residents and commuters in Andheri West witnessed a sudden loud sound at around 3pm on Wednesday. This sound came in as a 1200-mm water pipeline burst right on Adarsh Nagar Road in front of Twinkle Apartments. The result of this pipeline burst was huge, as the water spurt reached a height of about eight stories. Lokhandwala residents might face shortages because of this burst.
Water Pipeline Bursts In Andheri
Massive burst in water pipeline in Mumbai’s Andheri yesterday!! Water spewing out of it reached heights of 8-10 floor buildings!
Water cut today in many areas of Mumbai due to this! pic.twitter.com/Y3t1dN88yD
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Hydraulic engineers from the K West ward and others from the water engineering division of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) arrived in Andheri West.
By cutting off the channel’s supply, the leakage of water was stopped, and the water channel’s repair work began right away.
The areas of Millat Nagar, SVP Nagar Mhada, and Lokhandwala won’t have access to water till the repair is finished. According to hydraulic engineer Purshottam Malwade, two areas in Millat Nagar and Lokhandwala will experience problems with their water supply.
An official from the hydraulic department of the city did not specify what caused the water main to rupture but said that it might have been an old pipe.
Extreme Force Led To High Flow
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The water main from Adarsh Nagar runs into Millat Nagar and Lokhandwala, and it happened close to the Adarsh Nagar tunnel shaft in Andheri.
Residents were eventually told that the water pipe broke and that they would not receive water service for the following two days by a BMC officer in 15 minutes.
According to Dhaval Shah of the Lokhandwala Oshiwara Citizens’ Association, the explosion swamped the Silver Sands building and closed off Adarsh Nagar Road to traffic. The water rose eight stories due to the extreme force. As it is in the low-lying area, the drainage was slow. (As per Hindustan Times)
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