Srinagar: As majority of the water pipes continue to remain blocked due to fall in night temperatures, shortage of drinking water in tuition centers and hostels in Srinagar has forced the students to head for their respective homes.
Most of the areas in Srinagar city are reeling under acute shortage of drinking water due to freezing of water pipes
The 40-day long period of harsh winter known as the ‘Chillai Kalan’ ended last Sunday. Srinagar recorded the coldest night after 30 years, as the temperature plummeted to minus 8.8 degrees Celsius on last Sunday.
As most of the areas in Srinagar city continue to face acute shortage of water, majority of the students living in tuition centres and hostels from different areas of Srinagar city and other parts of Kashmir are heading towards their respective homes.
A student from one of the reputed tuition center in Rajbagh said the students have been facing huge problems due to the lack of availability of drinking water and water in washrooms.
“Water pipes and washrooms are frozen and there is no water available. We decided to go home instead of staying at the tuition centre,” he said.
Another female student studying at Parraypora said that “we came back home because there was no water available in the hostel. I’m not blaming the tuition administration but it was impossible to stay there without water.” (KNO)