Repora residents in Ganderbal protest against PDD and PHE
GANDERBAL: Residents of Repora in Lar area of Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district staged a protest demonstration against the Public Health Engineering (PHE) department and Power Development Department (PDD) against non-availability of drinking water in and electricity in their area.
Amid heavy snowfall scores of protesters including women and children blocked the bypass road for hours due to which traffic movement was disrupted.
The protesters were demanding portable water supply and electricity in the area.
“We have neither drinking water nor ekeelectric for past several days. Both the department’s have turned a blind eye towards the basic problems being faced by people of the area,” said protesters.
Later, officials and local political leader leader reached on the spot and assured the protesters that the issue would be take up with the concerned authorities.
After assurance, the protesters dispersed peacefully and vehicular movement was restored.