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Ganderbal Nov 29 (KNZ):Residents of five adjacent villages of Ganderbal are up in arms against authorities for failing to upgrade infrastructure of Wayil-Wuder pilot water supply scheme .
The villages which are affected are Wayil-Wuder,Babawayil,Gutlibagh,Chanahar and Hydermaidan.
Local residents said the scheme was started in 1993 since then it is in same state .Now it is of little use.People face Water scarcity in the area.
The local residents said the pumping station has no facility of standby power supply.There is need of generator to keep the station working continuosly 24*7.Some time power supply remains off for days together and the station remains defunct.Which causes immense problem to people.
Imtiyaz Ahmad Shah a local resident told Kashmir News Zone-KNZ, “water supplied to the villages is untreated water which makes us a valunrable to diseases.The reservoir is without roof.The water in the reservoir can be contiaminated easily.”
Sources said employees working in the station lack proper accomodation because of it they are not able to do their job properly.
The Residents said that they have approached to authorities many times but of no avail.
Despite repeated attempts by Kashmir News Zone-KNZ to contact Executive Engineer PHE Ganderbal,he was not available for comments.KNZ