Handwara, Aug 2: Residents in Audoora village of Mawer Qalamabad are up in arms against Jal Shakti Department over shortage of potable water.
The local inhabitants including women, as per GNS, up their Arms to press for the immediate redressal of the issue from the department.
Talking to GNS a local said that they are being forced to consume dirty water from nearby nallah. “We have been requesting the higher ups to redress the concern however they have been pushing us from pillar to post without any resolution,” he said.
Alleging the Jal Shakti Department lineman Audoora Mawar of lackadaisical approach towards his duties, a local said that the employee is taking the local inhabitants on a ride for a very long now. “Each time we ask him about the issue, he rebukes us plays down the issue”, he further said.
“Other localities are receiving constant supply of potable water however we at Audoora village are being singled out and deprived of the basic facility,” a senior citizen on the occasion said.
We urge the authorities, especially Executive Engineer PHE Division Handwara to intervene into the issue for an early redressal, he urged.
Meanwhile when GNS contacted Executive Engineer PHE Handwara, Zubair Ahmad said that that the water supply was disrupted due to recent rains. “The head site has got damaged and a team is on job to fix it, he said adding hopefully the supply would be restored by this evening.”