Shimla, December 23
Rakesh Singha, a CPM MLA from Theog, sat on a dharna outside the Jal Shakti Vibhag office here today, demanding resolution of water problems being faced by Theog residents for the past many months.
Having a population of over 10,000, including floating population, the town has been enduring irregular water supply on account of old and leaking pipes from the Giri Khud.
“I have been assured by the officials that the problem would be fixed within a week by replacing the old pipes. In case the issue is not resolved within the given time, we will sit on a dharna with people from the affected area,” Singha said.
Meanwhile, Theog Municipal Council chairman Vivek Thapar said that they too have met the Jal Shakti Vibhag officials over the long-standing problem and have been assured of quick resolution.
“We have urged the officials to replace the pipes wherever required, and the work has already started. Also, we have asked them to replace the worn out filters at the pump stations so that people get clean drinking water” said Thapar. Due to the old and leaking pipes, residents have been getting erratic water supply, sometimes even after a week.
The MC also urged the Jal Shakti Vibhag officials to expedite the work on laying sewerage pipes. The project has been hanging fire for the last 13 years. — TNS