Rajgarh pipe burst causing havoc in the city
Following the recent tragic water pipe burst incident in Kharguli, Guwahati, another pipeline burst at Rajgarh Link Road on Monday afternoon, causing significant damage. The incident occurred near Gauhati Commerce College on RG Baruah Road, with visuals circulating showing water gushing to a high level.
The burst is reported to be from the recently installed water pipeline of the Guwahati Jal Board at Rajgarh Road near Commerce College Link Road. Fortunately, there were no reports of injuries or casualties resulting from the incident. However, properties worth lakhs of rupees have been damaged as a result of the burst pipeline. In response, a team from the Assam State Disaster Management Authority arrived at the scene and worked continuously to bring the water flow under control.
This incident comes just weeks after the Kharguli JICA water supply mainline pipe burst, which caused extensive damage and resulted in one fatality. The burst led to a massive water gush that swept away vehicles and affected over 600 people, leaving approximately 30 individuals injured. Sumitra Rabha, a resident of one of the damaged houses, tragically lost her life. The injured were promptly taken to nearby hospitals for treatment.
This is the fourth instance in the city with a saga starting with Kharguli where one life was sacrificed. Pipelines also burst open in Maligaon and North Guwahati affecting people.
Major Water-Supply Pipe Burst in Guwahati Causes Havoc: One Dead, Several Injured
A major water-supply pipe burst has recently been reported in Guwahati, the bustling city in Assam, sending shockwaves through the community. The incident occurred in the Kharguli area of Guwahati, specifically on the Gammon JICA water supply main line, causing significant damage and disruption. The burst, which took place on Thursday at around 3 p.m., unleashed a massive water gush that not only swept away several vehicles but also wreaked havoc on the surrounding infrastructure, damaging at least 40 houses. This unfortunate event affected over 600 individuals, with around 30 people sustaining injuries.
Tragically, Sumitra Rabha, a resident of one of the houses damaged by the powerful water gush, lost her life in the incident. As emergency services rushed to the scene, the injured were swiftly transported to nearby hospitals for immediate medical attention. Meanwhile, the local authorities have cordoned off the affected area and initiated an investigation into the cause of the pipe burst, striving to determine the factors that led to this catastrophic event.
The Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has assured residents that efforts are underway to restore the disrupted water supply promptly. However, the affected individuals are understandably filled with anger and frustration in the wake of this incident. They are demanding compensation from the GMDA for the significant damage caused to their properties and livelihoods.
This incident once again shines a harsh light on the poor quality of infrastructure in Guwahati. The city has long grappled with various issues stemming from inadequate roadways, bridges, and other essential infrastructure components.
The lack of proper maintenance and investment in these crucial elements has resulted in repeated instances of infrastructure failures, endangering the lives and well-being of the residents. It is crucial for the authorities to acknowledge the urgent need for improvement and take decisive steps to enhance the quality and resilience of Guwahati’s infrastructure. Only through such measures can the city avert similar incidents in the future and ensure the safety and security of its inhabitants.
As investigations continue into the pipe burst, the affected individuals and the wider community eagerly await answers and demand swift action to prevent such catastrophic events from occurring again. The authorities must prioritize infrastructure development and maintenance to provide a secure and reliable environment for the citizens of Guwahati.