Locals stage protest against water scarcity at Jawahar Nagar
Locals stage protest against water scarcity at Jawahar Nagar.
Traffic on the busy Rambagh-Rajbagh road was Wednesday disrupted for over an hour at Jawahar Nagar in the city, where the local residents took to streets in protest against the water shortage.
Hundreds of local residents, mostly women, hit the main road at Jawahar Nagar, alleging that despite repeated assurance, the entire area has been facing acute water shortage.
The agitators, raising slogans against the government, blocked the main road at Jawahar Nagar due to which scores of vehicles got stranded on Rambagh-Rajbagh stretch.
Security forces were rushed to chase away the agitators.
However, the demonstrators refused to allow any vehicle to pass on the one-way road.
The situation was later brought under control after senior civil and police officials assured the agitators that the matter will be taken up with the Public Health Engineering (PHE) department.
Meanwhile, similar protests against water shortage were also reported from Aloochi Bagh on Rambagh- Jehangir Chowk road.