ISLAMABAD (Online)- People living in different sectors of Islamabad are facing acute water shortage for the last many days in the holy month of Ramzan, as Water Directorate of Capital Development Authority (CDA) have started selling water in black. Various filtration plants installed by CDA in different sectors are not functioning properly, causing water scarcity in the capital.  Sources in the CDA told Online that they were receiving average 600 to 700 complaints of water shortage from different localities daily and several complaints were attended. Ahmed Sheeraz Saeed, a resident of I-Sector, said the entire area was facing water shortage and people were forced to fetch water from neighboring colonies at Iftari and Sheri time. He said some people were buying water tankers to meet their daily requirements. Amir Iqbal, another resident, said he had informed CDA officials about the problem but they had taken no action to solve the problem. Wafa Ahmed, a resident of G-Sector, said they were not receiving water supply regularly and they had lodged a complaint with the CDA but the problem had been not solved yet. He said they were already suffering due to inflation, load shedding, unemployment and the water shortage had further added to their miseries. Adeel Arshad, another resident, said they had been facing water shortage for a long and some well-off families were getting water tanker for Rs 500 to 1500 but the poor of the area had to fetch water from other localities.On the other hand, water directorate of CDA has started selling water in black and the poor cannot purchase water at high rates. Twin cities transporters reduce fare The transporters have announced to reduce the fares of transports running in the twin cities and fixed stop to stop fare again as Rs. 10 from Rs. 12 in the holy month of Ramzan. Convener Muttahida Transport Federation, Sultan Awan while addressing a press conference along with other officer-bearers, announced this. Sultan Awan stated that the reduction in the transport fare would provide relief to low income people and the decision has been taken unanimously. The decision was taken in the best interest of the people, he added. He said that the vehicles would complete their allocated routes and the Muttahida Transport Federation would take action itself, if routes were not completed. ITP directed to facilitate pedestrians SSP Traffic Islamabad Muhammad Zubair Hashmi directed the police officials on Sunday to take strict action against vehicles parked on footpaths. Acting on various complaints that many people park their vehicles on footpaths at Nazim-ud-Din Road, Blue Area, main markets and in different residential sectors, causing problems for pedestrians, the SSP directed the traffic police to issue traffic violation tickets to the owners of such vehicles and make sure that no footpath was being used as parking place.