JAMMU, Apr 24: Residents of Bahu Fort today held a protest against PHE Department at Boria Pumping Station, Kalika Colony, Gorkha Nagar, Jammu.
Around hundred people including women of Bahu Fort led by Sham Lal Basson, Corporator, Ward No 48, assembled at Boria Pumping Station and staged a sit-in protest. Raising slogans against the PHE authorities while waving placards in their hands, people alleged that they have been facing water scarcity for last five decades but the authorities are unmoved on the issue.
While speaking on the occasion, Sham Lal Basson said people of this area are facing water scarcity for last many years but for last three years, they have been getting contaminated water. He said that most of the water supply lines are decades old which have been damaged and need to be replaced immediately.
Basson said that even this contaminated water is supplied by the PHE Department on alternate days and in an unscheduled manner. He said that due to unscheduled supply of water, people are facing many problems. Basson said that as Corporator he moved from pillar to post to solve the water supply problem in the area but Department remained unmoved.
The protestors dispersed later after concerned PHE Executive Engineer, JP Singh, assured to take up the matter with higher authorities so that people may not suffer for want of drinking water.