Srinagar, July 29: (KNT) The residents of Batamaloo Wednesday staged protest and blocked the road to protest acute water shortage in the area.
The protesters raised slogans against Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department and closed the road near Reka Chowk. They blocked the vehicular movement by placing wooden logs and tyres on the roads.
The protesters mainly women holding sticks in their hands sat on a dharna chanting slogans against PHE Department.
They said the area from past 15 days is without water while as the authorities despite repeated pleas to restore water supply have failed to take any tangible step in this regard.
The protesters’ said the PHE department has taken them for a ride thus leaving no option for them to block the road.
Later, the protestors dispersed off peacefully after officials assured them that water supply would be restored soon.