Acute Shortage Of Drinking Water Irks Old City Dwellers

Residents allege water-borne diseases loom large over many city areas

SRINAGAR — Residents of Saif-ud-Din Pora Rajouri Kadal in the old city are facing a tough time due to acute shortage of drinking water, the residents alleged.

Locals accused the Public Health and Engineering (PHE) Department of being indifferent towards their problems.

According to the locals, they are facing shortage of water and the authorities are doing nothing. “Taps have run dry in our areas for the last few days,” said the residents. “We brought this into the notice of the concerned officials many times over but to no avail.”

Despite being close to the city centre, the concerned department has failed to provide safe drinking causing inconvenience to the people. “We are forced to use water from the bore-wells,” one of agitated residents said.

They also said that the people are having apprehensions of being infected by water borne disease including hepatitis and typhoid due to unsafe drinking.

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