Shortage of drinking water sparks protest in Batamaloo

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Srinagar—Scores of inhabitants of Batamallo and its adjoining area Wednesday protested against the Government and Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department over scarcity of drinking water.

The inhabitants of Sheikh Dawood Colony, Firdous Abad Colony, Dander Khah and other adjoining colonies came on roads on early morning and blocked the main Chowk Batamallo for about two hours.

“There is not a drop of water to drink as taps are running dry. Every time we visited the office of Executive Engineer Public Health Engineering with the request to restore supply in the area but to no avail,” protesters said.

They said that the Government till date didn’t pay any heed to their grievance. “Now the Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department is also showing reluctance to restore water supply in their localities, despite repeated assurance from different quarters”, they said.

The PHE and Police officials rushed to spot and gave assurance to them that water supply would be restored before Eid-ul-Azah.

 

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