Water pipeline burst minutes after inauguration!
Hyderabad: The sub-standard quality of pipeline used by contractors was exposed when a pipeline suddenly ruptured soon after opening a drinking water supply line in Uppal on Friday.
Transport Minister Mahender Reddy inaugurated the water pipeline laid at a cost of Rs 3 crores in Uppal Hills under the Uppal Municipal Corporation limits. The inauguration function was attended by Malkajgiri MP Malla Reddy and local MLA NVSS Prabhakar.
The pipeline broke after five minutes of inauguration and water was gushing out from the pipeline and going waste. Local people alleged that contractors used sub-standard material for laying the pipelines.
When the news about the incident spread like wild fire, BJYM activists tried to stop the convoy of the minister, who was about to leave the place. However, the police foiled their attempts and took them into custody.