Leakage In Pipeline Damages House In Baghwanpora, Alleges Resident

Srinagar- A Resident of Baghwanpora, Lal Bazar has alleged that the Public Health Engineering (PHE) department has failed to fix leakage in a pipeline near Masjid-e-Imam Hussain (AS) which has rendered serious damage to his house.

Ghulam Mustafa, who lives near Imam Hussain Mosque alleges that it has been around two weeks that the issue has been brought up to the notice of PHE officials. However, he says that PHE officials have not been able to come to the rescue of the affected family.

Mustafa says his house has developed major cracks and he and his family are living in constant fear.

“The leakage in the PHE pipeline is causing severe damage to my house, walls are developing cracks and the water is seeping deep down the earth which may damage the foundations of my house” Mustafa said.

“The officials are prioritizing a road over my house,” are we awaiting a human catastrophe” he questioned.

Mustafa’s family members also alleged the inordinate delay in fixing the pipeline is causing distress to the family.

Speaking to Kashmir Observer, Executive Engineer PHE Ishfaq Ahmed said that he is aware about the issue and he has sought permission from R&B city roads so that they can dig the road and fix the pipeline.

“The road has been macadamized recently and without the permission of the R & B department we cannot dig the road. I am awaiting permission, once we get it, I will restore it in the next hour. Everything is not in my hand” Ishfaq said.

“I have written a letter to the R&B officials and as soon as I get the permission we will fix the leakage” he added.

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Syed Mohammad Burhan

Syed Mohammad Burhan has Masters in Mass Communications and works as City Reporter at Kashmir Observer. He tweets @syedmohammad313

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