Water scarcity continue to pester Kishtwar residents

Water scarcity continue to pester Kishtwar residents

Locals demand smooth supply during summer

Residents of Link road, Marwah colony and Gurian localities of Kishtwar have been facing acute shortage of drinking water for the last couple of weeks owing to failure of PHE officials to repair broken water supply lines.

Talking to the Greater Kashmir , residents said that despite tall claims, the authorities have failed to ensure regular water supply  .

Residents of New Marwah colony and Gurian also share similar concerns. “We   fetch water from adjoining areas daily. Despite repeated requests, the PHE department has failed to restore water supply to our area for past many days," a local resident Bashir Ahmed said.

They said that around 50 percent of water is lost in leakage and pilferage as the pipes are obsolete and rusty . 

Scores of residents of Village Hidyal, alleged that the concerned department is not taking their problems seriously.     

The people also accused the department of giving preferential treatment to certain areas at the cost of others. 

“Summer is ahead and we are fearing more problems. PHE department should take steps to restore smooth supply of drinking water” they demanded.

They alleged that the department was not taking steps to repair the existing supply lines and providing additional connections to some people for unknown reasons.  

Other localities including Hidyal, Akhyarabad, Gudhali, Malipeth, Shakti Nagar,Hatta, Sanghrambhata, Zargar Mohollaha, are also facing water crisis.