The authorities on Saturday closed down water supply to Preng canal in Ganderbal district to trace body of drowned teenager.
Nadeem Ahmad Mir (14) from Hayan village of the district had drowned yesterday, while taking a bath in the canal.
An official from Public Health Engineering (PHE) department said due to the closing down of water supply to Preng canal, Rangil and Alesteng water filtration plants have been affected leading to water shortage in Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal areas.
Meanwhile, PHE has issued help line numbers for public in case of water scarcity. "The people are advised to contact on given numbers: 9596318415/9419045371, 01942452047,2477207," officials said.