Hyderabad: Residents of Shapurnagar protested the lack of drinking water supply on Monday, which led to a traffic jam in the morning hours. Due to rationing, several areas are not receiving regular water or are getting less supply.
Ms Asmitha Naidu, a resident of Shapurnagar said, “Will the Board take any action about the water issues we are facing? We get water once in five days, for not more than 30 minutes; 85 per cent residents are dependent on water tankers, kindly take immediate steps and do the needful.”
Another resident, Mr M. Srinivas, added, “Water is supplied at very low pressure. Also, we get only 30 minutes of water. Homemakers and students are wasting their valuable time collecting water from other areas where pressure is high.”
The angry residents took to the streets to shame Water Board officers who had been ignoring their complaints. The residents also complained about overflowing drains, lack of sweeping and encroachments in the area as well.
In the recent review meeting, 14 complaints relating to low pressure, inadequate water supply, and polluted water were received from Erragadda, Gowlipura, SR. Nagar, Langar Houz, Jagadgirigutta, Shapur Nagar, Kapra, Karwan, Toli Chowki, Malkajgiri and other areas.
Responding to the complaints about no water supply, Water Board executive director Mr M. Satyanarayana said that it would be their top priority to set things right.
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