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Nagpur Municipal Corporation ignoring water leaks due to weak pipes

North Nagpur is experiencing water shortage while water is flowing down the drains in Shanti Nagar and Satranjipura zone. There are several water pipes which are leaking and oozing out more than 1000 litres water per hour. Many near by residents are accumulating this water to be consumed by stray animals and rest is draining. The nearby residents claims the leakage problem to be 20 years old. They had informed Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) about it but no action was taken.


North Nagpur is experiencing water shortage while water is flowing down the drains in Shanti Nagar and Satranjipura zone. There are several water pipes which are leaking and oozing out more than 1000 litres water per hour. Many near by residents are accumulating this water to be consumed by stray animals and rest is draining. The nearby residents claims the leakage problem to be 20 years old. They had informed Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) about it but no action was taken.

It is a grave situation when so many people are crying for water some areas have precious water flowing down the drains. Deputy engineer of Satranjipura zone was aware of the problem but did not take action due to old pipes. As sealing these small leakage would lead to the bursting of rusted water pipes. The water was allowed to drain to keep the water pressure down and under control.

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