Baramulla faces acute water shortage
Baramulla: Acute shortage of potable drinking water in many areas here is causing immense hardships to people.
With soaring of mercury many areas including Khawjabagh, Kralhar, Khanpora, Kanispora, Chinar Bagh Gousia Colony Drangbal face shortage of drinking water.
“In this scorching temperature we face immense problems to fetch water. We have to travel to adjoining areas to fetch few buckets of water. Ironically the authorities have failed to restore water supply or press water tankers into service,” said Muhammad Amin Khan of Drangbal.
The aggrieved residents said they had approached the PHE authorities. “However, they are acting as mute spectators. “Without water our life has turned into a hell. We will be forced to take to streets if the authorities fail to resolve the matter on priority,” said Muhammad Akram of Kralhar Baramulla.
Many areas of Rafiabad belt also face water shortage. “It seems as if our area has been hit by drought but the authorities are unmoved,” said Mushtaq Ahmad of Chijhama.
Meanwhile the Auqaf Islamia Khanpora has expressed concern over the supply of contaminated water to the area. “People here are at risk of suffering with water borne diseases. Hundreds of people who visit the shrine of Ziyarat Janbaz Wali (RA) at Khanpora face inconvenience due to supply of contaminated water,” a spokesman of the Auqaf Islamia Khanpora said in a statement.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 20 Jul 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 20 Jul 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 21 Jul 2012 00:00:00 IST
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