The Smart City work in Belagavi seems to be in a hurry to be completed throwing away all norms for safety and citizens’ precautions.
The contractor and the workforce has no idea of any guidelines. They just dig the place lay cables, pipes.
The image Near Karnataka bank Mahantesh Nagar is just one live example of the smart cabling done.
At so many places the water lines and sewage pipes are damaged and patched up. A deadly crisscrossing of the PNG gas line, electric wires and sewage pipes is a well-cocked recipe for future disasters.
Anybody digging up for water pipeline repair or electric wiretapping are likely to puncture any of these pipes and a potential case to blow up a gas pipeline or electric lines.
Many times earlier as well the HESCOM cables have been damaged while digging and now we also have the gas pipes to it.
The safest way to handle this a clean and dedicated cemented conduits carrying all these pipelines with openings at regular intervals for maintenance. When will our folks understand safety and human life value?