Jammu, Feb 11: Advisor to Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar on Tuesday took stock of the water supply situation in various parts of Jammu region in view of the ongoing strike of Daily Wagers.
The Advisor issued instructions to the Chief Engineer, PHE, Jammu, and other field officers to ensure un-interrupted water supply to every area so that no inconvenience is caused to the general public due to ongoing strike of DRWs.
The Commissioner Secretary PHE, Ajeet Kumar Sahu in his report to the Advisor has informed that nearly 90 percent systems are functioning and water supply is being ensured to all the areas.
All XENs, AEEs, AEs and JEs are regularly visiting all the pumping stations and installations to ensure uninterrupted water supply, he said.
To ease out the pressure 86 Government and private tankers have been pressed into service to ensure supplies to the uncovered and affected areas, said the Secretary.
Mr Sahu informed that the department is making all out efforts to quickly repair the damages and restore the supplies.
The department has reported 51 sabotage cases to the police authorities so far for taking action against the miscreants.
The Chief Engineer, PHE, Jammu, has also appealed to the people to ensure judicious use of water and to provide support to the local staff of the PHE Department in maintaining the services.
All the help of local ward members and Panchayat representatives are being taken to ensure safety and security of vulnerable and important installations. (UNI)