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The water supply in Rajguru Nagar was suspended for almost 24 hours till Saturday afternoon after water pipes were damaged due to digging by Punjab Power State Corporation Limited (PSPCL) for installing new poles.
The residents claimed that it was complete lack of coordination between PSPCL and Ludhiana Improvement trust which led to harassment.
They also said that ‘even after pipes were damaged, neither LIT nor sewerage board listened to them.’
Finally the firm which had damaged the pipes called the private workers to repair the pipes.
According to the residents the water supply was disrupted around 12:30 pm on Friday after which none of the authorities came forward to repair it.
President of Rajguru Nagar Senior Citizens’ Welfare Association, KS Chawla talking to Newsline said, “We want an answer that why
no one came forward to repair pipes.
“Ludhiana Improvement Trust and Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board failed to visit the area when they were informed.”
Rachpal Singh, chief engineer PSPCL said that ‘pipes have been repaired now.’