In a dramatic incident caught on camera, a pipeline of the Telangana government’s Mission Bhagiratha burst in Mahabubnagar district on Sunday, resulting in a large amount of water gushing out with full force.
The incident reportedly took place in Thadoor mandal’s Medipur village and visuals show a large amount of water gushing out, as locals watched on. The water blocked the road adjacent to the leak, as cars tried to go through it and get to the other side. Motorists had no choice but to stop.
However, officials said that though the leak caused a loss amounting to several gallons of water, the supply to the villages and to Hyderabad would not be affected.
“Though Krishna water is being used for Mission Bhagiratha, but for the city, the water board is drawing Krishna water from an off-take point near Puttamgandi village of Nalgonda district. The water board will supply Krishna water without interruptions.” chief general manager, Transmission, Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB), D Sudershan, told the Times of India.
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A flagship scheme of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government, Mission Bhagiratha aims to ensure drinking water to each and every household in the state by March 31, 2019.
“The CM desired that from April 1, 2019, not even a single person anywhere in the state is seen carrying a water pot or a vessel for fetching water from any other place, instead of their house, irrespective of whether it is part of hilly areas, forest areas or remote areas,” a press release from the Chief Minister’s office had said last month.
During a review meeting with Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on December 17, officials had said that out of a total of 23,968 habitations, the bulk supply had reached 23,947 habitations.
“The responsibility of the government does not cease with merely reaching the bulk water to the villages and supply at the doorstep to every house. Even after that, without any interruption and hurdle, water shall be supplied continuously. People would be put to hardship even on a single day if they are denied water supply. Hence, supplying water continuously without any interruption is as important as completing the project,” KCR was quoted as saying at the time.