New Delhi -°C
Today in New Delhi, India

Oct 15, 2019-Tuesday
-°C

Humidity
-

Wind
-

Select city

Metro cities - Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata

Other cities - Noida, Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Bhopal , Chandigarh , Dehradun, Indore, Jaipur, Lucknow, Patna, Ranchi

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019

Patiala reels under water, power crisis

The trouble caused by heat has doubled for the residents, who are reeling under unscheduled power cuts and shortage of drinking water for the last three days.

punjab Updated: Jun 20, 2012 17:11 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Hindustantimes
         

The trouble caused by heat has doubled for the residents, who are reeling under unscheduled power cuts and shortage of drinking water for the last three days.


On Monday night, many areas of the city, including Officer's Colony, Model Town area and Choti Baradari witnessed three to seven-hour power cuts, while on Tuesday, Punjabi University campus and Urban Estate areas suffered an unscheduled power cut for over five hours.

Even the water supply has been irregular in many areas, including posh colonies like Model Town, Gurbax Nagar, Focal Point Area, Arya Samaj Chowk and all three phases of the Urban Estate. "Leave aside the shortage, the water being supplied to residents in many areas is contaminated. Despite repeated complaints, authorities are not redressing our grievances," said Kamal Sharma, a resident of Arya Samaj Chowk.

Municipal corporation's assistant commissioner Najar Singh admitted that the water supply to many areas had been affected for the last few days because of continuous power cuts.

"As of now, there is no shortage of water. Because of low voltage or irregular supply, there has been a problem in pressure and residents staying on upper floors could be facing some problems," said Najar.

First Published: Jun 20, 2012 15:43 IST

top news