PHE completes 85 per cent work, I&FC constructing steel bridge: Div Com
Srinagar, Oct 13: The drinking water scarcity in Srinagar area is all set to end by the end of this month as the government claimed to have completed almost renovation work on the Ranguil open canal breach.
Pertinently, the Srinagar residents especially those living in Old City areas have been complaining of acute water scarcity from last couple of months.
The residents said they are being forced to face hardships due to acute water scarcity in their areas.
The officials have stated that the acute water scarcity was the outcome of the Ranguil open canal breach, which occurred in December last year and has not been completely repaired yet.
As per the reports, the officials in the Public Health Engineering (PHE) had stated that Srinagar District is facing a drinking water shortage of 10 million gallons per day (MGD).
Meanwhile Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, P K Pole said the breach is being repaired at a pace. He added that 85 per cent work of PHE has been completed already while construction of steel bridge at the location by the Irrigation and Flood Control (I&FC) department has also been started.
Pole added that the work by the twin departments at Ranguil will be completed by the end of this month.
Officials in the PHE said adequate water supply to the people across Srinagar is possible only after the pending work at Ranguil is completed. (KNO)