PWD admits Keithel leakage, announces action at the earliest


IMPHAL, March 23: Clarifying on the reports of leakage of water through cracks developing on the roof of the newly inaugurated Nupi Keithel at Khwairamband the state Public Works Department has notified that necessary action will be taken up to rectify the defects at the earliest.
A statement of the PWD issued by the Executive Engineer, Building Division No.1, while admitting to having technical defects at the Keithel number 1, maintained that the leakages were found to be in the R.C.C vault/domes and clarified that they were technically difficult to be compact due to its shape. It further reasoned out the defect as due to electrical conduit pipes being laid inside the concrete dome portion.
Despite all the necessary precautions taken during the time of casting some seepage have been observed in the concrete dome portion it further admitted.
However the department has taken the matter very seriously and necessary action will be taken up to rectify the defects at the earliest, it held.
At the same time, it further clarified that the construction of the Nupi Keithel No.2 and 3 were taken up by NBCC and not related with the department.


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