Another water pipeline put in place by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) ruptured on Sunday in the Geetanagar locality of Guwahati, adding to the city's residents' worries.
The water pipeline burst swamped the region, causing significant disruption to pedestrians.
It may be mentioned that the city had been facing recurring issues of water pipeline burst incidents since the Kharguli incident that claimed one life while injuring several others.
Earlier, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma claimed that there's nothing new into such occurrences and no one can halt this.
Tending to the numerous water pipelines burst occurrences within the city; CM Sarma compared the water pipeline bursts in Delhi, Kerela and parts of the nation to be more obliterating in comparison to Assam.
However, there's a logical strategy to address this issue utilizing SCADA (supervisory control and information procurement), he said.
SCADA technicians will have to ensure that the parameters in the water delivery system are monitored and controlled at the right time and whenever there is an incident of water pipeline burst or any kind of leakages, suggested the chief minister.
“There are around 22,000 cases of water pipeline bursts in Kerela. Similarly, in Delhi also there are incidents of water pipeline bursts, no one can stop this, but, there is a scientific method to overcome this, which is called ‘SCADA’, it is a control system architecture comprising computers, networked data communications and graphical user interfaces for high-level supervision of machines and processes. If there is any kind of pipeline burst incidents, the SCADA technicians will have to ensure that they are monitoring the events so that there is no human casualties,” said the chief minister.
CM Sarma also mentioned that people in Guwahati need to mentally prepare for such occurrences if they wish to use the water supply facilities.
“I have witnessed a number of these incidents in Guwahati City since I was a young child; nothing can stop water pipelines from bursting. But damage is the most crucial factor. Due to the SCADA technicians' failure to stop the water supply after the leakage, which resulted to serious harm to both human life and property, the Kharguli incident can be referred to as ‘Damage’. Oil India Limited (OIL) frequently receives reports of pipeline leaks in the state, although they have always been able to stop them when necessary. In the event involving the burst water pipeline in Kharguli, we failed to accomplish this,” added CM Sarma.