Appeals MLA Baramulla to intervene into the matter
BARAMULLA: Residents of Medina colony Kanispora of Baramulla district are up in arms against the Public Health Engineering ( PHE) department for shortage of drinking water. Chronic shortage of drinking water in the area adds worries in the lives of the residents as they have to travel to a larger distance for obtaining portable drinking water.
However the locals said that there is a water supply scheme in this region but the scheme does not cater to the needs of the people as the said colony is located at tail end of the scheme. “The pressure of the water is such that even a glass takes several hours to get filled” said Gh Rasool, a local resident. Another local alleges that the colony had expanded over a vast area and is facing the problem of water shortage from past several areas besides paying the fees well on time.
“ It is very unfortunate that in the present age of technology where the people now thinks of higher standards, we are being deprived of the basic amenities of life”, said another local resident Shakeela begum in an infuriated manner. The locals also said that another water supply scheme has been recently established on river Jhelum but the irony is that it has been constructed for a particular colony namely Millet colony. However they claimed that if it could have been upgraded in an appropriate manner then the problem could have been curtailed to some extent.
Meanwhile, the locals appeals to the concerned MLA to look into the matter so that our grievance gets redressed at an earliest.