The residents talking to INP complained that despite passage of three months they were forced to consume contaminated water which is not fit for consumption besides causing spread of various diseases.
Dr Hamid Saleem and other residents said that water and sewerage lines have mixed at some points which polluted water being provided to them. The Capital Development Authority (CDA) dug up some location to identify water leakage but leaves it without tracing leakage.
“We sent an application to CDA Chairman Farkhand Iqbal and a delegation met member engineering in this regard but all in vain,” they added.
Residents have demanded CDA Chairman Farkhand Iqbal to take notice of the situation and ensure provision of clean water to them.
Meanwhile, some areas of Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) were reported to be without water as heavy machinery engaged in Peshawar Road expansion project damaged the water pipeline of lane No 6-7, cutting off water supply to thickly populated areas. The water supply line was damaged during the construction work and the situation has left Mohalla Masjid Kamal Din, Chur Chaki and other adjacent areas without water.
When contacted, Engineer Water Attiq Chaudhry said that RCB has been facing problems to provide water to consumers, adding that construction work was started on Peshawar Road without transferring utility services. Resultantly, it causes disruption of water and gas services.
The residents have demanded officials of RCB to ensure water supply to the localities as water demand has increased manifold during summer season.