Bhalla flays Govt for plunging Jammu region into power, water crisis

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, June 1: Former Minister and senior Congress leader Raman Bhalla flayed the Coalition Government for plunging Jammu region into power and water crisis.
This was stated by former Minister and senior Congress leader Raman Bhalla today while interacting with prominent persons of Gorkha Nagar in Gandhi Nagar constituency.
Prominent among those present on the occasion include Ex Corporator Asha Bhagat, Rakesh Bhagat, Diwan Chand, Karuna Devi, Mulakh Raj,  Devi Dass, SD Raina, Rakesh Abrol, Sunny Thappa, Gharu Ram, Kirna and Babli.
Bhalla said that frequent and unscheduled power cuts, huge voltage fluctuations, irregular supply of water besides polluted and contaminated water supplied in the Jammu city besides other places had created an alarming situation with people boiling with rage against the criminal apathy of helmsmen.
He regretted that the acute power crisis had made the life of common man miserable all across the Jammu region during the ongoing summer season.
Bhalla questioned the Power Minister regarding the fate of 150 MMT dedicated coal mine which was promised to be allotted to J&K in the Agenda of Alliance for establishing a thermal plant. He further sought a response from the Central Government in respect of the assurance given by Union Power Minister for provision of an additional 440 KV Transmission Line from Jalandhar to Jammu as an alternate Northern Grid connectivity.
“The deepening power crisis is also adversely affecting water supply in Jammu. The PHE Department cannot lift the required quantity of water due to power outages. Jammu has been hit by the worst-ever water crisis in the recent times with many areas of the city not getting water supply for days together, while others are getting supply for only a few minutes”, he stated.
He said that there are many areas of the city where the water is supplied after 3 to 4 days, while there are areas in the city where the water is supplied for only a few minutes, which is not sufficient to meet the requirements.