Srinagar: Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department Kashmir on Wednesday said that water supply in all the affected areas of Srinagar and outskirts will be restored by the evening.
“The team is on job. We are expecting to restore the supply by 5 pm in all the affected areas. In case there was a delay, it will be restored by 8 PM anyhow,” news agency GNS quoted Ishfaq Ahmad Mir, Executive Engineer Master Plan division Srinagar saying.
On 9th April, the PHE Department Kashmir issued an advisory and announced that the water supply would remain affected on April 12 and April 13 from 10 am to 8 pm in several areas of the city in view of the laying of 1200 mm raw water pipeline the department said had become mandatory.
The areas that are affected as per advisory are; Malshahibagh, Zakura, Gulabbagh, Alesteng, Shuhama, Hadoora, Chaterhama, Khilamula, Basarbagh, Habak, Naseem Bagh, Pandach, Buchpora, Soura, Anchar, Behloochipora, Zoonimar, Nowshehra, Bagh-e-Ali Mardan Khan, Zadibal, Hawal, Alamgari Bazar, Rajouri Kadal, Elaqa Nalahmar, Nawa Kadal, Bohri Kadal, Nowhatta, Lal Bazar, Hazratbal, Sadrahbal, Nigeen, Saida Kadal, Karan Nagar, Chattabal, Kawdara, Eidgah, Maharaj Gunj, Zaina Kadal, Noorbagh, Saidapora, Bemina, Firdousabad Batamaloo, Qamarwari, Zainakote, Noorabad, Umarabad and adjacent areas.
The residents complained of inconvenience caused due to snapping of the water supply during the holy month of Ramadan.
They said the department didn’t comply with its issued advisory wherein it maintained the supply will be available from 8 pm adding they haven’t received any supply since yesterday morning.
Residents of the several affected areas told GNS, “The department could have chosen some other time as we were unable to offer the prayers as less water is reserved with us in our homes.”