Water supply to large parts of Behala, Garden Reach and Maheshtala was disrupted after a repaired portion of a pipe breached again early on Tuesday, officials of the Calcutta Municipal Corporation (CMC) and police officers said.
The leak, near Jinjirabazar on Budge Budge Trunk Road, was so big that some of the shops and homes along the stretch got flooded.
Those whose shops and homes were flooded blocked the road in the afternoon, disrupting traffic to and from the city.
Senior CMC engineers said the leak developed in a 900mm-diameter pipe, which supplies potable water to large parts of Behala, Garden Reach and Maheshtala.
“Ten to 12 wards in Behala were affected. It is not that they did not get any water,but the pressure was farlower. The volume of water supplied to these places was much less than usual,” an engineer said.
Dulal Das, chairperson of Maheshtala Municipality, said the