Water supply pipe posing threat to villagers in Nahan

  • Shalender Kalra, Hindustan Times, NAHAN
  • Updated: May 29, 2014 21:55 IST

The residents of 'Nauni Ka Bagh', situated near this town, are facing the threat of a flood like situation due to the deplorable condition of the water supply pipe of the Khairi lift drinking water scheme which can create havoc any time.

The 12-inch water supply pipe was laid under the houses of the villagers around 30 years ago, but in the absence of proper maintenance, the pipe is in a deplorable condition and can break anytime and create a flood like situation.

The villagers said that the leakage in pipe may not only cause great inconvenience to them but may suspend the water supply in the town.

The people of the area also said that many pillars of the supply line had collapsed a long time ago and many others may collapse in a couple of months unless concrete steps are taken well in time.

The residents said that the town is facing shortage of drinking water but the irrigation and public health department (IPH) is not bothered about the deplorable condition of the pipe.

The people have also threatened that if the water supply scheme collapses in the village and the department staff comes for maintenance, they would not allow them to work because they have failed to take heed of their pleas for the past two years.

Around two years ago, the lift drinking water scheme had collapsed in the village and the IPH department had restored the scheme through a stop-gap arrangement but did not replace pipes.

IPH Executive engineer KK Kapoor said that the junior engineer would be asked to submit a report in this regard and a detailed project report, involving `2.5 crore, has been submitted to the government for the maintenance of the scheme.

He also said that the genuine demands of the people would be taken up on priority basis.

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