The residents of Batwara area of District Srinagar on Monday staged a Protest demonstration against the water scarcity in the area and blocked the traffic for almost an hour. People including men, women and children, assembled at Batwara Chowk
They were raising slogans against the PHE Department, for the poor water supply in their area.
“From last more than two months we are facing the water crisis in the area and concerned authorities are least bothered about it”, said one of the protester.
They said, there is no water supply running through the pipes, with the result they are facing immense difficulties.
The locals that despite they brought grievance under the notice of concerned authorities, but nothing was done to restore the water supply.
They appealed Divisional Commissioner Kashmir and Chief Engineer PHE to look into the matter and direct the concerned officials to ensure smooth water supply.
Meanwhile, the traffic remained suspended on the road for some time, which was later restored after the police authorities reached the spot and asked the protesters to call off their protest, assuring them that their problem will be taken up with concerned authorities.