SRINAGAR: The residents of Batwara area of central Kashmir’s Srinagar district on Tuesday held a protest against the water scarcity in their area and blocked the traffic for many hours.
As per news agency KDC, a large number of people including men, women and children, assembled near Badami- Bagh Cantt. Road in Srinagar and blocked the traffic for many hours.
They were raising slogans against the PHE (Jal-Shakti) department, for the poor water supply in their area.
They said that their houses have been provided with the water connection, but there is no water supply running through those pipes, with the result they are facing tremendous difficulties due to water shortage in the area.
They requested the Srinagar administration to look into their difficulty and provide them with the water supply in their area.
Meanwhile, the traffic remained suspended on the road for some time, which was later restored after the police authorities reached the spot and requested the protestors to call off their protest, assuring them that their problem will be taken up with PHE authorities and the problem they are facing will be addressed very soon. (KDC)