Tral villagers hold protest over water shortage

Residents of a village here Tuesday held protests against the PHE department over the water shortage in their area.

The protestors including women from Laru village took to streets and raised slogans against the department. While carrying empty pots in their hands, the residents demanded adequate drinking water facility to their village. The protesters later blocked Tral-Aripal road for several hours which disrupted the traffic movement. Additional Deputy Commissioner, Tral Shabir Ahmad Raina said: “We are mulling to provide regular water supply to the village through genuine system so that the low lying areas too get drinking water,” he said.