OUR STAFF REPORTER BHOPAL
While the state capital received more than sufficient rainfall this year, its many areas did not have a to drink for over four days.
The residents of the thickly populated places like Trilanga, Gulm
ohar, Shahpura, Manisha Market had to pay through their nose for water.
In fact, the pipe line repairing work set off troubles for the people who did not get water for four consecutive days. They got water supply on Tuesday and after that the supply could be restored only on Saturday.
Although efforts were made to supply water on Thursday, it could not be done, as repairing work continued.
When contacted, valve man Rajesh said, ” Water supply with low pressure is because of overhead tanks do not have sufficient water, as it took much time to repair the pipe line and we could not fill the tanks.” As there was no water for four days, the residents wanted more water. So, they had to contact private tankers who took hefty sum. Speaking to Free Press, Rekha, resident of Trilanga, said, ” We hardly got 500 litres of water. The civic body should look into matter so that the people may get sufficient water. Ultimately, we had to depend on private tankers which took Rs 500 or Rs 600 for 6,000 litres water.” Similarly, Ravi Kumar of Shahpura, said, ” After four days, we got water but unfortunately it is with low pressure.
We could not get sufficient water. BMC provides 1000 litres per ½ inch supply, but as pressure was low, we hardly got 500 to 600 litres.”