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Water crisis leads to ‘height of protest’

Nearly a dozen women climbed atop an overhead water tank in Bajrang Nagar area here on Sunday demanding water supply in their locality.

india Updated: May 15, 2016 20:41 IST
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After two hours, the protestors agreed to come down after an assurance by officials that the matter would be taken up with the Jal Sansthan.(HT Photo)

Nearly a dozen women climbed atop an overhead water tank in Bajrang Nagar area at Agra on Sunday demanding water supply in their locality. They insisted that officials concerned climb up the tank to discuss the issue with them, but later came down after being given assurances.

The trans-Yamuna area of Agra is reeling under acute shortage of water and residents are forced to purchase water for their daily needs, said the women.

Shatrunjay Singh, station in-charge, Itimad-ud-daulah police station reached the spot along with additional city magistrate Arun Kumar and tried to negotiate with the irate people. But the protestors, mainly women, remained adamant on their demand after climbing the water tank at 10 am.

After two hours, the protestors agreed to come down after an assurance by officials that the matter would be taken up with the Jal Sansthan.

“About a dozen women from Nagla Kishanlal and Bajrang Nagar climbed on the water tank to press their demand for water supply. They came down after being assured of a meeting with officials of Jal Sansthan and Agra Development Authority,” informed Singh.