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RMC relief for Bariatu

- Tankers to tide over water crisis

Residents of Bariatu in the state capital, who have been facing erratic water supply for the past few weeks due to pipe-laying work, can now avail of Ranchi Municipal Corporation’s (RMC) water tankers.

“The civic body has taken a decision that tankers of 50,000 litre capacity each, which can cater to the requirements of 300 to 400 households, will be pressed into service in Bariatu everyday till the new pipelines are completely laid. Requisition for water can be given at RMC office. The residents can also inform their respective ward councillors,” deputy mayor Sanjeev Vijayvargiya said.

So when will normal supply be restored?

“The crisis will be for a short time. Hopefully by January-end, the new pipeline will come up,” Vijayvargiya said.

Bariatu and its adjoining areas like Morabadi, Kokar and parts of Karamtoli receive water from Rukka Dam.

The pipeline that connects Rukka with the city splits into two from Booty More. One runs towards Dipatoli and Kokar and the other towards Bariatu.

According to drinking water and sanitation department officials, the pipeline that ran through Bariatu was nearly 45 years’ old and required replacement.

“The old pipeline had absolutely worn out. It used to leak from here and there and every other day, one could see water gushing out from the middle of the road. The new pipes will bring an end to water woes,” Vijayvargiya said.