Tribune Information Service

Shimla, June 15

Whereas Shimla is dealing with water disaster, water is being stolen from the Giri Jal Yojana, one of many two main schemes to supply water to the town.

On the plan’s storage tank close to Fagu, locals found an unlawful connection to the primary line allegedly given to a close-by under-construction resort.

MLA Theog, who reached the spot, has lodged a police grievance towards the Managing Director of Shimla Jal Prabandhan Nigam Restricted (SJPNL).

Connection given to fundamental rising line. Picture: Lalit Kumar

SJPNL MD Dharmendra Gill stated that there isn’t a provision to supply connection to the primary line. “The connection will likely be disconnected instantly and an inquiry will likely be ordered to learn how and why the connection was given,” Gill stated.

Rakesh Singha alleged that there are causes to consider that the theft was not a one-time affair. “The Excessive Court docket has requested SJPNL the place 8 million liters of water goes out of 32 million liters because it requires solely 24 million liters to supply water on alternate days. I feel now we all know the reply. There should be many unlawful connections by means of which water theft is being performed for Shimla residents,” he stated.

“An SIT ought to be fashioned to seek out out the extent of the issue,” Singha stated.

Former Mayor Sanjay Chauhan demanded an FIR towards the culprits. “It’s a prison act. The ministers involved ought to take duty and resign.

In the meantime, a neighborhood resident Sohan Thakur stated, “SJPNL doesn’t permit us to take the water flowing from our tanks. However with regards to binding influencers, all guidelines are thrown out the window,” he stated.

“The beneficiary is getting 24×7 provide as he has been supplied with a connection to the primary rising line. On the identical time, the native persons are not getting water even after 10 days.

Earlier within the day, residents of close by Devrighat panchayat blocked the nationwide freeway for an hour. They agreed solely after being assured of normal provide by means of tankers by the officers of Jal Shakti Division.

order an inquiry

There isn’t any provision for connection to the primary line. The connection will likely be disconnected instantly and an inquiry will likely be ordered into how and why the connection was given. — Dharmendra Gill, SJPNL MD


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