Residents up in arms against PHE authorities

Excelsior Correspondent
KISHTWAR, June 4: The residents of Hidyal area are up in arms against PHE authorities for their failure to provide drinking water on regular basis.
A large number of people including women gathered near Hidyal Police Post and stopped the vehicular movement on the road.
They alleged that they were being supplied water on alternate days but now they are getting same once in a week.
“If by chance the water supply is given to there area it lasts only for few minutes”, they added.
The protesters alleged that they are being forced to beg single drop of water due to negligence of concerned authorities.
They added that Xen office is located in their area and authorities know the situation very well but even then they are ignoring them for reasons better known to them.
“We apprised the department several times about acute water shortage, but the department turned blind eye towards our issue, which forced us to come on road and held protest”, they alleged.
After getting information, police team and officials of the PHE Department rushed to the spot and assured the protesting people of providing regular drinking water.
On the assurance, the protesters dispersed and vehicular movement was restored.
It is to mention that, the residents of same area also held protest on May 29.