Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Gangtok’s water supply lines washed away, water supply on alternate days only

GANGTOK, 21 Sept [IPR]: The Sunday evening earthquake devastated the water supply lines [the raw water mains] to the Gangtok municipal area. The lines have been snapped at seven places where landslides have damaged or washed away supply pipes of different sizes, informs a press communiqué received from the Water Security & Public Health Engineering Department.
At present, only three pipelines of 6 inch diameter have been restored from local sources for the Gangtok water supply system. This line carries water in smaller quantities than what Gangtok requires on a daily basis, hence the Department has set out temporary schedule under which water will be supplied to houses here on alternate days.

Efforts are however being made to ensure that hospitals [which are treating a huge number of people injured in the earthquake] receive regular supply.
The department has assessed the damage in several locations and man and machinery have been deployed to restore the pipe-lines temporarily on a war- footing.
As things stand, supply of drinking water shall be made available [there was no supply till this morning] once a day on alternate days. The Department has requested people to bear with the situation.
The damages to water supply system in other towns have also been affected and efforts are being made to restore the supply.
The water supply distribution of Gangtok Municipal Corporation has been rescheduled temporarily, which shall be available every morning as under:
Alternate days w.e.f. 20th September 2011
A) 1. Baluwakhani
2. Forest Colony
3. Burtuk
B). 1. Sichey
2. Below TNSSS
3. Zero Point Area
4. TNA Complex
C). 1. Development Area (Munshi Colony), Pushpa Garage Area, TNSSS Area.
2. Community Hall and P.N.G.S.S.S Area.
3. D.P.H. Area
4. Below Paljor Stadium
D. 1. Upper Arithang
2. DPH Power House Area
3. Police Headquarter and Family Quarters
4. Old West Point School Area
5. Middle Arithang (AIR Complex)
6. Slaughter House Area
7. Bishal Gaon Area.
E. 1. Tibet Road
2. Kazi Road
3. Old Market
4. New Market

Alternate Days w.e.f. 21st September 2011
A)1. Chandmari
2. Dicheling
3. Tathangchen
4. Syari
5. Army Cantonment Libing
B). 1.Deorali
2. Amdo Golai
3. Pani House Area
C). 1. Lumsey
2. Krishi Bhawan
3. Bahai School Area
4. Dara Gaon
5. Gairi Gaon
6. Tadong Bazar
7. MP Golai Area
8. 5th Mile, 6th Mile and Samdur Area
D). 1. Nam-Nang Area
2. Lall Market Area
3. Lingding Area and Bye-Pass Area

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