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Khurla Kingra residents rue shortage of water

punjab Updated: May 08, 2013 00:17 IST
Sanjeev Bhalla

Residents of nearly 50 houses at the local Tower Colony in Khurla Kingra village have not been receiving drinking water supply for over 15 days. The supply had been sporadic for over two months, but had stopped over the past fortnight.

“It has become difficult get and then store drinking water, especially in this scorching heat. People in the area have installed their own pipes for supply to their homes, sometimes 100-200 feet. With an increase in such connections, the supply to other houses has been badly hit,” said Sunita, a local resident.

Another resident Sushma claimed that in spite of raising the issue at several forums, the issue remained unresolved.

“Long queues before the only submersible pump are common in the area. We are fed-up. We want a permanent solution,” said Bimla. “The residents in ward number 57 have no water shortage. We are worried as the summers are yet to begin,” she added.

When contacted, area councillor Parminder Kaur Pannu said, “No one has ever complained to me about the shortage of drinking water. Now that you have informed me, I will take up the matter with corporation authorities and will ensure that water supply is restored soon.”