THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The city faced severe water shortage on Monday after a major pipe-line bringing in water from Aruvikkara burst on Sunday night. This is the fourth major pipe-burst in the city in the last twenty-four hours. The last burst occurred on the Pipeline road near the Sasthamkode temple at Vazayila. The concrete pipeline here burst around 10.30pm on Saturday causing serious damage to two nearby houses. The compound wall of the two houses also came down due to the forceful gush of the water. One person was also injured. The water also jetted into other houses causing minor damages.
Long queues of tanker lorries were seen along various residential lanes often resulting in mild squabbles. Many hotels in the city were forced to serve food in parcels because of the water shortage.
Article Date: Dec 13, 2011
Article Source: Times of India