The residents of Daulatabad locality in Nowpora area of Srinagar have started digging borewells at their homes after authorities failed to provide potable water supply in the area.
"We have been facing water shortage for the last two years. The issue was taken up with the authorities verbally as well as in writing, but not a single step has been taken yet," said a resident, who identified himself as Rafiq Ahmad.
He said the supply pipes were decades-old and blocked by the rust. "Some were broken as well. We told the authorities if they couldn't replace the supply pipes then they should provide us with a new connection, but they did not even bat an eye to our requests," said Ahmad.