Sector 42 pipelines inspected

The water supply committee of the Municipal Corporation on Friday inspected the water and sewerage pipelines in Sector 42 that were damaged a few months ago. The General House of the MC had given in principle approval to the proposal of laying new pipelines. It was decided that after the committee inspects the site and gives a report, the proposal would be given the final nod.

The sewerage pipeline deposits the waste in the n-choe. This was objected to by the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Thereafter the MC blocked the pipeline. However, during the monsoon season, due to a large amount of water passing through the pipeline, it broke, damaging the water supply line also. This affected the water supply to the southern sectors for a few days.

A proposal was mooted to replace the damaged pipelines. According to the proposal, replacement of the sewerage pipeline would cost Rs 98 lakh, while the water pipeline would cost Rs 45 lakh. The chairman of the committee Mukesh Bassi said that the committee inspected the site. "The officials have been asked to give a copy of the orders of the High Court or the details of the same to the committee. In case the HC has asked for sewerage water not to be disposed off in the n-choe, there would be no use spending huge amounts on replacing the pipeline," said Bassi.

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