Pipeline burst hits 4,000 Chaudi Bazaar residents

About 4,000 residents of Chaudi Bazaar area in Canacona are facing a severe water crisis after the 30-year-old pipeline connecting Chapoli dam to the Shristall water treatment plant burst near the KTC bus stand on Monday.

Ajay Bhagat, chairperson, Canacona municipality, said the pipeline needs to be replaced immediately. "It has burst many times in the past, especially in this Chaudi Bazaar area. And every time it breaks down it causes inconvenience to thousands of users."

A pole cordoning the burst pipeline is also causing traffic snarls at the spot, but residents are most worried about the water shortage. PWD officials said they are working towards plugging the leak. [TOI]