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Munish Gupta's Mass Contact Programme on bicycle continues
Unhygienic conditions, water scarcity foremost problems: Lower Gadigarh residents
8/18/2019 11:26:50 PM
Early Times Report

Jammu, Aug 18: Giving further momentum to his mass contact programme while riding a bicycle, Editor Early Times, Munish Gupta, who has decided to contest the Assembly elections as an independent candidate from Gandhi Nagar constituency, today visited Lower Gadigarh locality near Jammu Airport.
Munish Gupta interacted with people from all walks of life and listened to the problems they are facing. The majority of locals residing in the area while interacting with Munish Gupta informed him about the various issues being confronted by them including scarcity of water and irregular power supply besides few of the inhabitants of this area also complained about the crumbling lanes as well as the problem of garbage dumping in open and unhygienic conditions prevailing in the area.
"The water supply is not up to the mark. The gravity of the problem of inadequate water supply could be gauged from the fact it is made available after an interval of 3-4 days and that too for a very short duration," said the inhabitants.
"It is next to impossible for us to store water for our daily needs when the supply is not only irregular but also insufficient. The problem of water scarcity aggravates in summers while it further gets deteriorated in rainy season," they added.
Residents of the locality lamented the PHE authorities for their lack of concern over the problem of water shortage saying that despite repeated pleas of residents, the officers of the department paid no heed.
"We approached the PHE authorities on several occasions but they turned a deaf ear to our requests but to no avail," said the residents.
Several residents in the area complained that they are not getting regular power supply despite paying usage charges on time while few locals raised the issue of garbage dumping in open.
While several others highlighted the poor condition of the lanes and by-lanes besides they also raised the non-provision of street lights in major portion of the area.
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