JAMMU, Sept 10: A BJP delegation led by BJP State Incharge IT & Social Media, Jaidev Rajwal today met Chief Engineer (CE) Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department, Dr Sanjeev K Chadha at his office and urged him to solve the issue of irregular supply of potable water to the masses of Jammu city in rainy season forever.
The meeting with the CE was arranged on the directions of MP Jugal Kishore Sharma. In the meeting, detailed discussions were held on 2 key issues due to which the common populaces of Jammu city suffer badly.
Rajwal apprised Chief Engineer about water scarcity that creates absolute chaos due to technical reasons better known to the department. “Common public of Jammu city keeps on suffering due to no water supply especially in rainy season. Whenever there is rainfall, the water supply is snapped for next 3 to 4 days and now it has become a trend and routine of all the time”, he added.
He further said that there is utmost need of replacing 60 years old water supply pipes across Jammu City and the work must be carried out at war level as it is the question of health of people. “People are forced to get unsafe and unhygienic water that can be proved quite harmful. The promise of providing safe potable water to people must be kept on top priority. Department must ensure immediate replacement of old pipes with new ones”, Rajwal stated.
During discussion with CE, BJP delegation came to know that Central funds are not allocated for urban areas, as all Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) received by Rural areas, therefore department faces scarcity of funds in urban areas. Rajwal told CE that he will take up this matter with Central Government to ensure sufficient flow of funds.
The Chief Engineer carefully listened to the grievances and ensured early disposal of the same. He informed the delegation that talks are underway with Power Development Department (PDD) to establish special electric lines at pumping stations as early as possible.
Others who accompanied the delegation were Anoop Kotwal, Anju Dogra, MK Razdan, Narayan Sharma and Yudhvir Singh.