Nagpur: Hot water spring from a well situated at Chinchbhuvan locality in the outskirts of Nagpur created ripples. The news spread like jungle fire and people started storming the well to experience the “miracle.”
The hot water is coming out from the well situated in the house of Anand Hirde in Chinchbhuvan area. The curious incident is occurring since Tuesday. Initially, Hirde family assumed it a common phenomenon. However, hotness of the water got increased by Wednesday. The scared Hirde family immediately contacted Anand Harkare, staying in the same locality. Harkare is professor of Geological Science Department in Nagpur University. He conducted preliminary probe and found the temperature of water between 30 and 40 degree Celsius. Harkare told Nagpur Today that generally, temperature of water up to 20 degree Celsius.
Sometime later, a foul smell started emanating from the water. Harkare collected the water sample and sent it to RTMNU’s Geological Department laboratory for analysis. Officials of Geological Survey of India were also informed about the incident. Subsequently, the department is checking the water of the well soon. Harkare has also collected water samples from four nearby wells for analysis. He has advised the Hirde family not to use the water of the well till the investigations.
According to Harkare’s preliminary probe, the hot water phenomenon could be possible due to more quantity of sulphur in the well water. Several parts nearby Nagpur have been settled after flattening of lands following melting of lava of volcanoes. The sulphur contents could have increased in the water in the wake of chemical reactions triggered by weathering beneath the land. The collected samples have been sent for analysis and the reports are expected within a week.
The Head of Geological Department Prof Anil Pofre also agreed with the preliminary findings of Harkare. The phenomenon could be due to fracture in the land nearby the well. The subsequent friction could have caused water becoming hot.