Protest against power outage, water shortage in Watergam

Rafiabad: The residents from Watergam and its adjoining villages on Wednesday held a protest demonstration and also blocked Baramulla-Handwara National Highway to mark their protest against PDD and PHE department.

Raising slogans against the PDD and PHE, the protesters alleged that despite repeated requests and reminders, the concerned departments have failed to ensure water and power supply in the area.

They said that the residents are facing immense hardships without electricity and drinking water in the area.

A group of protestors said that this is not for the first time the people have hit the roads against the Department (PHE) and the Power Development Department (PDD) for their failure to ensure supply of water and power to the area.

The protestors said that if their demands are not fulfilled soon, they will go for bigger and vigorous protests.

Meanwhile, police reached the spot and tried to pacify the protestors and restore traffic on the highway.

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