A 15ft long section of a 1200mm diameter water pipe inside the Garden Reach water treatment plant in southwest Kolkata burst and broke away from the supply line disrupting water supply in and around the city on Wednesday morning.
Engineers who were restoring the broken section said that water supply would remain normal on Thursday. The accident happened around 7am.
A senior engineer of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC), the custodian of the plant, said that the line burst and broke open the soil and concrete surface above it, such was its impact.
Large areas of Kolkata, including entire Behala and