In order to improve water supply in old sectors of the city, the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has decided to replace a 900 mm pipeline with new and higher capacity of 1300 mm by next summer. "The work will be completed by April 2020," officials said.
The decision has been taken by the authority concerned after realising that the pipeline is no longer capable to sustain water pressure anymore. Besides frequent leakages force officials to get it repaired which takes a lot of time and involves unnecessary cost.
The officials concerned expect that once the new pipeline is laid, the authority will be able to supply 70 to 80 million litres day (MLD) compared to the current 50 MLD.
According to a report published in Hindustan Times, the authority will soon hire a consultant to conduct a survey of the pipeline which was laid nearly 40 years ago and is roughly 5 kilometres in length. A detailed project report (DPR) in this regard will be prepared later.
Two weeks ago, the pipeline developed a major leakage near Sector 4/5 roundabout causing an acute water supply crisis in areas, such as Ashok Vihar, Palam Vihar, Laxman Vihar and Sectors 4, 5, 21, 22, 23 and others.