Residents of Ludhiana protest over lack of water and power cuts: The Tribune India

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Tribune press service

Ludhiana, July 6

Angered by the “lack of water supply and unscheduled power cuts”, residents of Ambedkar Nagar and neighboring areas of Giaspura staged a protest outside the Ward 29 Councillor’s office. They alleged that they were not supplied with water. The elected representatives had failed to solve the problems.

They also complained of unexpected power outages in the area.

Whenever a power outage is imposed, there is no backup electrical facility to operate the tubewells. Hence, they did not get the water supply under such conditions. They ask the authorities concerned to ensure an adequate supply of water and electricity in their region.

Nirmal Singh, a relative of Councilor Prabhjot Kaur, handles MC-related works in the ward. He said the water tube wells in the service were 15 to 20 years old while new tube wells were not being installed by the MC, Ludhiana, despite repeated requests. There is a big problem of low water pressure in various areas and the civic body needs to solve the same problem.

He said that now residents’ water supply problems have increased due to power cuts.

MC Superintendent Engineer Ravinder Garg said that due to unexpected power outages there was a problem with the water supply. “We had previously raised the matter with Punjab State Power Corporation Limited to share information about the power cuts but to no avail,” he said.

“Ensure backup electricity to operate tube wells”

Residents said that whenever a power outage is imposed, there is no backup electrical facility to operate the tubewells. Hence, they did not get the water supply under such conditions. They ask the authorities concerned to ensure an adequate supply of water and electricity in their region.


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