Srinagar : Scores of inhabitants of Iqbal colony Naikbagh Nowgam and the students of Darul-ul-uloom Imdadiya Thursday protested against the government and public Health Engineering (PHE) Department over scarcity of drinking water.
The inhabitants of Iqbal Colony Naikbagh Nowgam and the students of Darul-ul-uloom Imdadiya came on roads on early morning and blocked the main road for about two hours. There is not a drop of water to drink as taps are running dry.Every time we visited the office of Executive Engineer PHE with the request to restore water supply in the area but to no avil protesters said. They said that the Government till date didn’t pay any heed to their grievances. Now the (PHE) DEPARTMENT is also showing reluctance to restore water supply in their localities, despite repeated assurance from different quarters they said.
The PHE and police officials rushed to spot and gave assurance to them that water supply would be restored before evening