Jammu: Residents of Ward 32, Om Nagar came out on the road under the banner of Yuva Panthers against the failure of the government to provide basic facilities to people here today.
Early morning, the residents and YP activists gathered at Main Chowk and raised slogans against Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC), Public Health and Engineering (PHE) Department & Public Works Department (PWD).
The protest was organized by Arun Mehra (Distt. Vice President YP) & Kapil Dev Mehra (Jammu West Vice President) in the presence of Partap Singh Jamwal (State Vice President YP) along with Bhanu Partap Singh Goria (President Jammu West YP).
Addressing the media, Partap Singh Jamwal (State Vice President YP) said that the residents of the area had already intimated the authorities about the dilapidated condition of the road to the department concerned and district administration, but in vain. He further said that due to potholes, the rainwater often accumulates over it. It then turns into a mud-filled road making difficult to walk.
He said that recently many accidents have occurred on this road because of its bad condition and despite that the authorities seem to be in deep slumber. He alleged that the concerned department did not do its job honestly and condition of the road deteriorated.
Partap Singh Jamwal said that since decades the road is accidental prone and government has taken no initiative for its maintenance. He urged the concerned authorities to repair the road so that the people of this vast region do not suffer any more.
Partap Singh Jamwal said that the PHE department remained to fail to ensure supply of drinking water to the people of said area. He alleged that most of the water pumping stations in the area are lying defunct and pipes have broken. The concerned PHE staff has failed to provide a supply of water despite repeated requests for the last many months.
On the occasion, Bhanu Partap Goria blamed that the officials of PHE departments for turning a blind eye over the scarcity of water. He said that they will never tolerate the casual approach of the PHE department. he warned the administration and PHE department if the genuine water supply problem will not be addressed soon they will be forced to agitate more strongly.
Other who were present in this protest including Arjun Suri, Ishan Gupta, Sagar, Sanjay Singh, Karan Mehra, Tanveer Singh, Ashish Suri, Sunny Gupta, Sonu Kumar.