Srinagar, November 03: Locals of Gulshan nagar area of Nowgam agitated over the defunct of water pumping station, which extends over 24 km drainage covering 28 areas.
According to the locals, Water pumping station was established in 2008 under ERA and then handed over to the SMC department of Srinagar in 2012, it was functioning properly until it was under Jammu and Kashmir ERA department but after 2012 this water pumping station is nothing less than a place full of trash.
While taking with Kashmir News Bureau President of Gulshan Nagar area, Showket Ahmad Baqal said, “After 2012 water station was lying defunct and the equipments in the water station are all uncovered and now full of dust. SMC did not at all looked after this station nor did they cared about its function.”
Meanwhile, Showkat alleged that SMC paid no heed to their repeated requests about the defunct of the water station.
He further added, “After media covered this issue, the SMC department woke up and came to the place and started cleaning the drainage and started motors. We want them to continue this process and after every two months they must put men on work and remove slits from drains so as this drainage works properly.”
Expressing concerns over the issue, Our KNB team talked to the commissioner SMC , Peerzada Hafeezullah said, “Our team went there to inspect and noticed, surely there is a major problem of not functioning of this station. Our department has failed to maintain the motors and other machinery of the water pumps, But we will work on this and assure the locals that soon the motors will be replaced with new and upgraded motors and the water pumping station will function properly and in coming days I’ll personally go there and make sure this water pumping station works adequately.”
However, both the locals and SMC Officials thanked media for bringing this issue ahead and helping people with theirgrievances. (KNB)