Ludhiana | Residents stage protest over erratic water supply, unscheduled power cuts
Raising hue and cry over erratic water supply and unscheduled power cuts, residents of Ambedkar Nagar in ward number 29 staged a protest outside councillor Prabhjot Kaur’s office on Wednesday.
The residents rued that they have been facing trouble due to erratic water supply for months and the unscheduled power cuts being witnessed in the area for the last few days have added to their woes.
As per the information, the residents at first went to protest outside the office of MLA (Ludhiana South) Rajinder Pal Kaur Chhina and then moved to the office of councillor stating that the municipal corporation (MC) has failed to resolve the issue despite repeated complaints. The residents had also staged a protest outside Chhina’s office a few days back.
One of the residents, Praveen said, “ The residents even struggle to take a bath and have to put in a lot of efforts to arrange water for drinking. We have been submitting complaints with the authorities, but to no avail. The authorities should find a solution for the problem as it is very difficult to live without water, especially in this scorching heat.”
Meanwhile, councillor Prabhjot Kaur said the population in the area has increased and there is a need to install new tubewells, but the MC has stopped giving immediate approvals for installing tubewells, citing the depleting groundwater levels. The authorities have been asked to get prior approvals from all the departments and install new tubewell in the area, she said.
The Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority Wednesday evening held a meeting ahead of the flyover work at Savitribai Phule University chowk planned from August 17. The traffic police demanded that necessary changes be made to the traffic before starting the flyover work at the busy chowk. The PMRDA had demolished the flyover at the university chowk two years ago and now, the new flyover is coming up with the metro.
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With the city receiving continuous rain for the last two days, the water level in all four dams – Khadakwasla, Panshet, Temghar and Warasgaon has gone up. As a result, the state irrigation department has released water from Khadakwasala and Panshet dams as both have been filled to 100% capacity. Water from both dams was released at noon on Thursday. The irrigation department has advised citizens to stay away from the river bed.
The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation veterinary department capturing and relocating six sterilised stray dogs from Seawoods Estates Limited has come under the scanner of animal lovers including the trustee of People for Animals (POA), Ambika Shukla. Individual complaints, too, have been raised by feeders with the Animal Welfare Board of India. Likewise, an affidavit is also to be filed with the Supreme Court. Municipal commissioner, Abhijit Bangar, has sought a reply from the officer.
Petrol pumps in Uttar Pradesh will act as promotional hubs and showcase destinations for the One District One Product (ODOP) items, fulfilling the state government's resolve to present unique regional products under the ambitious scheme to a wider audience, a government spokesperson said on Thursday. Under the pilot project, ODOP stalls will be set up at Indian Oil Corporation's petrol pumps at Husaria and Jiamau in Lucknow.