Sumbal: The residents of Sumbal and adjoining villages staged a protest on Wednesday against the Department Public Health Engineering (PHE) department over non-availability of drinking water in the area.
The protesters, including women and children, blocked the Bandipora–Srinagar road at Sumbal Bridge for hours due to which traffic movement was disrupted.
The protesters were demanding restoration of the water supply in the area.
“We have no drinking water for past several days. The department has turned a blind eye towards the problems faced by people due to non-availability of drinking water,” an aggrieved protester said .
Later police assured the protestors that they would take up the issue with the concerned authorities.
On the assurance, the protesters dispersed and traffic movement was restored.