Vijayawada: BJP MP G.V.L. Narasimha Rao on Thursday sought a high-level inquiry into the allegedly deliberate disruption of water supply to the Tirupati International Airport and to the residential quarters of the airport staff earlier this week.
The BJP MP wrote a letter to Union minister for civil aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday seek his intervention in the matter.
Narasimha Rao said that on January 10, Tirupati Municipal Corporation authorities suddenly stopped water supply after airport entry was denied to some members of the ruling party the previous day. He alleged that the “highhanded, vengeful and thoughtless action” caused inconvenience to hundreds of passengers at the Tirupati airport and to the staff members in the quarters.
He alleged that roads leading to the residential quarters were dug up preventing the movement of vehicles including private water tankers.
Narasimha Rao said that the explanation of the senior civic officials that the water supply disruption was due to repairs was flimsy. “Everyone knows that it was done as a retaliatory measure by local ruling party leaders,” the MP claimed and added that the airport authorities took up the issue and restored the water supply within a day.
The MP requested Scindia to order a time-bound inquiry and take up this issue with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy to ensure that such incidents did not recur.
Scindia aviation responded to the BJP MP"s tweet and assured that the issue would be examined....