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No water for five days, Ropar residents protest

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Ropar, August 11

Irked over no supply of drinking water for five days, residents staged a dharna today on the market road near Kalyan Cinema. Former municipal councillors of the SAD, led by former council president Paramjit Singh Makkar, also staged a dharna in front of the office of the Executive Officer, demanding immediate restoration of water supply.

The MC on August 6 had issued a notice stating that the drinking water supply would remain suspended on August 7 and 8, as a portion of the main water supply pipeline was to be replaced. Residents were asked to store water for two days. However, the repair work could not be completed till August 9, and water could not be supplied to residents for three days.

The residents ran out of patience when after getting water supply for one day on August 10, they did not get a single drop of water again today morning.

Denying any lapse on his part, EO Bhajan Chand said the civic body bore the expenditure for laying a new pipeline, while the work was being executed by the Water Supply and Sewerage Board.

Rahul Kaushal, XEN, said the siphon in the Bhakra canal was not lifting sufficient quantity of water, due to which there was a problem in water supply. — TNS

from The Tribune

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