Panic gripped residents of New Ramesh Nagar,Tibba road,on Sunday morning when a snakelet (baby snake) appeared in the tap water.
The baby snake,light brown in colour and around 3-4 inches,came out of the tap of plot number 7 of street number zero.
Dinesh Sehgal,one of the shopkeepers in the same area,told Ludhiana Newsline,We usually take drinking water from Chhabras. But on Sunday morning we panicked as the water supply line which comes from MC tubewell had a baby snake.
While water was looking clean,the snake was wriggling in the water and thus panic was created as residents feared more such baby snakes in tubewell, said Sehgal. He added that the similar water line was connected to the kitchens of most of the houses and water was used for drinking purposes. Very few homes have facility of filters and thus fresh water from tubewell is used for drinking.
When contacted,Daljit Singh Bhola,councillor,ward number 8,said,I am not aware of any such incident as no one told me but I will get it checked.
Sehgal said unhygienic condition existed around the tubewell with garbage and litter all around it. However,Bhola said now there is no problem of sewerage or garbage in the area.