KOLKATA: If water taps in your locality run dry, blame it on the age-old pipelines that can't carry the water from Palta. The Palta waterworks is operating well below its 240 million gallon capacity because of these age-old worn out pipelines that have far exceeded the expiry. Otherwise, the city would have abundance of drinking water.
The crisis is going to get worse in days ahead. For the Kolkata Municipal Corporation needs to abandon two worn out pipelines (60 and 42 inches) to facilitate the construction of Metro railway along the B T Road. These pipelines will be replaced by a new 64 inch pipeline that won't be able to carry the water that the two pipelines did. Read more
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