Raja Syed Rather
Ganderbal, Jan 11: People in Bonizil and other areas in Ganderbal district have complained about lack of drinking water due to non-completion of work at the filtration plant.
The work on the filtration plant was started some four years ago at the cost of Rs 5 crore and was stopped a few months ago due to unknown reasons, the locals said.
They said that to overcome the severe shortage of water in several areas, it was planned to bring water supply for this filtration plant from the upper region of Chattergul.
“An underground water pipe was laid from the Chattergul area to Bonizal, while other buildings including water reservoirs were also constructed. However, after spending more than 4 crore rupees, the construction work on the filtration plant was suddenly stopped a few months ago, and nobody knows the reason,” the locals said.
Since then, the people living in Bonizal, Mochan, Haripora, Reshipora, and other adjoining areas have been suffering a lot due to an acute shortage of potable drinking water.
An official said, “there were some technical problems in the filtration plant due to which the work was stopped.”
“The problem is being gradually resolved. It will take some time and the work on Bonizal Filtration Plant will be started soon.