Water shortage hits city; power cuts add to woes
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Unscheduled power cuts in domestic areas have not only irked consumers but at the same time have also resulted in acute water shortage in many parts of the city. The repeated tripping of the system is resulting in a fault in the tubewell motors which is making many areas face water shortage. In ward number 59, the water shortage problem has been faced for more than a month. Regular faults in the tubewell motors of Jawaddi village and Punjab Mata Nagar are being reported.
Water tankers are also being sent to the village. However, on Friday a new motor was replaced with the faulty one in Jawaddi. The villagers are feeling so relieved that they distributed sweet yellow rice. Gurvinder Singh, a villager said, "We are making the water gods happy so that we don't face any more trouble this season. Staying without water and power is really difficult."
A similar problem of faulty tubewell motors has also been reported in the old city area of the Sabzi Mandi Area. A water shortage has also been reported at the Rahon Road colonies. Kamlesh Bansal, the superintending engineer of the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Cell, said, "We have detected faulty tube well motors at about eight tubewells and our teams are on the job to repair them. Dry weather followed by power cuts is the main reason. The repeated power cuts are leading to voltage fluctuations which are damaging our motors."
Meanwhile, the residents stated that the Municipal Corporation (MC) tube well operators are not changing the timings of water supply as per the power cuts, which is adding to their problems. The civic authorities have a valid excuse as they say that cuts are too frequent and staggered throughout the day that they are not able to access the actual time of power cuts. Bansal said, "Still, the councillors are making adjustments at the local level in the areas."
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