Many families in and around Aundh faced water cut on 9 September (Saturday) due to damage to the main water pipeline at Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) Chowk during Metro works on Friday (8th September). PMC has decided to impose a fine on the Metro for frequent damage to utility lines during its works. Over 50,000 residents were affected due to the damage caused to the pipeline as the water supply was interrupted due to negligence.
Speaking to Pune Pulse, Rinaj Pathan, Chief Engineer, PMRDA Metro Division, said “During the Metro work, the water line was damaged. We were able to restore the water supply within 2 to 3 hours. On 9 September, the water supply was re-established. Metro is ensuring that the damage is repaired as soon as possible to prevent any significant delays.”
As per information, the road was flooded with water that leaked out of the damaged pipeline. The water cut-off also caused inconvenience to commuters due to traffic congestion.
On Friday (8 September), a 1,200 mm water pipeline ruptured in front of Modern School, leading to water supply cut-off to the areas like Aundh road, Bhau Patil road, Chikhalwadi, Manaji Baugh, Bopodi areas, Khadki station, Savitribai Phule Pune University etc.
On Saturday (9 September), water supply was cut-off to Aundh area. After repairing the line, water supply was restored on Saturday afternoon.
Pune Pulse tried to contact the relevant PMC Official but couldn’t connect.