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Water crisis continues for third day

MANY CITY areas faced continued water crisis on the third consecutive day due to the careless attitude of Bhopal Municipal Corporation officials (BMC). Many overhead tanks could not be filled even today while there is no scarcity of water in City reservoirs.

india Updated: Apr 06, 2006 14:44 IST

MANY CITY areas faced continued water crisis on the third consecutive day due to the careless attitude of Bhopal Municipal Corporation officials (BMC). Many overhead tanks could not be filled even today while there is no scarcity of water in City reservoirs.

Residents of many areas connected to Kolar Filtration Plant, Shyamla Hills Filtration Plant and Vidhan Sabha Filtration Plant faced severe water crisis on the third day today. Most of the overhead tanks were not able to reach full tank levels resulting in low pressure and inadequate water supply.

Overhead tanks of Shastri Nagar and Subhash Nagar could not be filled since the last five days. Similarly, there was no water supply in some areas of Shivaji Nagar during the past two days.

Mayor-in-council member Mohammed Sagir, corporator from ward 46, told the Hindustan Times there was no water supply in the areas of his ward including Padmanabh Nagar, Govind Garden, Acharya Narendra Dev Nagar, Sudama Nagar etc. He said overhead tanks were not being filled to full tank level.

Besides, there was low pressure and low quantity supply in the areas connected to Kolar Filtration Plant including some parts of Arera Colony, Char Imli and other adjoining areas.

Sources said there was undeclared curtailment in some areas leading to this problem. There was problem in maintaining pressure resulting in water crisis for residents living on the upper floors.

When asked, Mayor Sunil Sood said he had directed officials to improve the water supply in some areas. Sood said there was water crisis in some areas due to power cut at Kolar Filtration Plant. He claimed water supply has been streamlined.

On the other hand, leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) corporators group, Ashok Pandey alleged there was severe mismanagement of BMC administration in carrying out the water supply. He said BJP would stage demonstration against this carelessness of BMC officials.