Water shortage persists despite rain
05 August, 2012
RAWALPINDI: Residents of the twin cities are facing water shortage even in the holy month of Ramazan and despite monsoon rains water supply could not be restored to various parts.
The areas that suffer the most included Chungi No 22, Jhangi Muhalla, Javed Colony, Dhoke Chiraghdin, Gwalmandi, Aarya Muhalla, Tench Bhatta, Mohanpura, Bhabhra Bazaar, Dhok Kala Khan, Sadiqabad, Rahmatabad, Adiyala and Tulsa Road.
On the other hand, some areas of sectors I and G of Islamabad were reported without water for many days. Taking advantage of the situation, water tanker mafia has also increased the rates of tankers. The residents said that one water tanker costs Rs 800 to Rs 1,000.
Dr Liaquat Jadoon, Raheel Hussain and many other residents of Chungi No 22 on Saturday said that water scarcity was extremely troublesome, adding that frequent power outages coupled by water shortage is gift for the authorities concerned during the month of Ramazan. "Living in federal capital is a curse. We don't get water for many days despite being dwellers of the model city of the country," Hussan Akbar, a resident of Sector I10/2, said.
Several sectors of the federal capital are facing acute water shortage while the administration has become a silent spectator. The worst-hit sectors are G9, G10 and I10/1. The residents of these sectors are facing severe problems during the holy month of Ramazan. The residents have appealed to the authority concerned to take immediate action so that the masses are provided some relief.
Meanwhile, despite severe shortage of water, the CDA has failed to repair leaking pipelines in various sectors, which is causing a loss of millions of gallons of precious water daily. In Rawalpindi, shortage of water supply in Lalkurti has made lives of the residents of the area miserable. The residents of Lalkurti, Indus Road No 1 and 2 said their areas have been facing water shortage, which has multiplied their miseries.