Pipeline bursts in Alappuzha again

Alappuzha: The pipeline as part of the Alappuzha drinking water project has burst again, disrupting water supply to thousands of houses in the Alappuzha municipal area and nearby grama panchayats.

The Alappuzha drinking water project was executed by the Kerala Water Authority (KWA) with Central assistance under the Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and Medium Towns (UIDSSMT) in 2017.

However, since its launch, pipelines under the project have burst more than 50 times, majority of them at Thakazhy and Kelamangalam, in the past three-and-a-half years, disrupting the water supply to residents in Alappuzha municipality and eight nearby grama panchayats along with damaging the Ambalappuzha-Thiruvalla road.