|Safari Chowk Satwari residents resent power crisis, water scarcity|
|Early Times Report|
Jammu, July 12: The residents of Safari Chowk, Satwari have taken strong note of erratic power supply and scarcity of water in the area.
The residents alleged that they are facing acute shortage of water supply as most of the pipe lines have been damaged years back, but the PHE department did not bother to fix the damaged pipes. The residents including Brij Lal, Rajeev Sharma, Tilak Raj, Subash, Jameet Rai, Gopal Gupta , Dr Vijay Verm, Yash Pal Singh and other informed Early Times team during a visit of the area this evening that nor PHE neither the PDD is taking care of their repeated complaints for regular water and electricity supply.
"The residents and the shopkeepers area opposite to PDD office, said that former MLA Kavinder Gupta promised them better services at their door steps, but despite our repeated knocks on his door, he did not recognize us, as our basic problems remained un-changed", they said and added that now the monsoon has further made their live difficult.
"All the drains major/minor are choked even prior to beginning of monsoon", they said and added that the residents clean the drains, but most of the drains are choked, and immediately desilting and repairing is required on urgent basis.
"We have also registered a complaint with the concerned department and as well as the JKGrievance portals but no response on ground appear yet", they said adding that finding it to get basic services, they are planning to block Jammu-Pathankot road.
"Peacefully, we have raised our issues at various quarters, but our requests yield not results and now we are planning to launch an agitation", they said.
They added that despite government claims of development and daily basis meeting to overcome problems in summer and the monsoon get exposed in media on daily basis. "The administration should act on the complaints of public rather than closed door meetings", they said.