Water shortage hits Zaffran Colony


Severe drinking water shortage has hit Zafran Colony, Achnamal area of Pantha Chowk here as the locals alleged that the mechanical staff has locked up pump station in the area.   
A delegation from Achanambal, Zafran Colony said since past three days, there is acute shortage of drinking water. 
“Mechanical staff which have been assigned the job of operating pump station at Zafran Colony are not attending to their duties. Ironically, they have locked up the pump station. As a result we have no drinking water for the past three days,” said Lateef Ahmed Mir, a resident.
Locals alleged that the staffers whose shift is on Thursday and Friday take them for a ride. “They don’t bother to operate the pump station.  Though water scarcity remains throughout the week, but we receive water supply at least for two hours a day. On Thursday and Fridays, our taps remain totally dry,” said Rashid Ahmed, another resident.
Adil Wani, another resident decried water shortage in the area. “Even after claims of supplying drinking water from the newly constructed filtration plant, at Sempora, which is barely two kilometres away from Zafran Colony, there seems no headway.” 
“Every day we are told water pipes are being repaired and controllers are being fixed on pipes at various points. Despite passing of over six months, the Public Health Engineering department is not able to repair or install the pipes so that we get clean drinking water from the Sempora filtration Plant,” he said and appealed chief engineer PHE to immediately look into water crisis in Zafran Colony and Achanambal areas. 
“We have received complaints about some staff members whose approach towards their duty is callous. We will look into the issue. at the earliest,” a PHE official said.

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