Speaking to the Kapashera's councilor, Anil Yadav, we found out some of the main reasons behind the water crisis in the region. He said, ''It's been over three months that the boosters and tube-wells have not been repaired. The inconvenience caused to the residents cannot be forgotten. We had equally distributed the timings between the streets so that each street gets adequate amount of water but, soon after, the motor crashed, since then, there has been water crisis in the whole Kapashera region.''
The main reason of the water shortage, as per the residents are the faulty motors. The residents brought all the issues related to water into notice of Anil Yadav. Anil also added, ''Around 12- 14 rebores are currently not working.''The residents and Anil Yadav blamed two departments i.e., E&M, that looks after the Electrical and Mechanical flaws and Delhi Jal Board for the water shortage.
Yadav said, ''Civil department and E&M are blaming each other for the problem, but no one is ready to take the blame and find a solution. In times of such water problems, Delhi Jal Board(DJB) could have at least provided us with water tankers to complete the most basic tasks but, no help came from their side.''
Refuting any such claims an official from DJB said, ''We are doing our best. Kapashera has always been a water starved area and a lot is being done to solve the problem. The heat is at its peak, which is also making the residents, restless. We have been providing regular supplies of water tankers to the areas.''
Talking to P K Jain from E&M about the situation, he said ''We deal with problems relating to electrical and mechanical department and we haven't received any complaint yet. The distribution of water is taken care by the Civil department. We just repair electrical problems.''
Since, Delhi Jal Board and E&M are not ready to accept their flaws, so the residents should be prepared for the worst as the problem they are dealing with, has no solution, till now.
Sat Prakash Rana, represents Bijwasan Constituency in the present Delhi Legislative Assembly as the MLA had a completely different way of seeing things. On one hand, the whole Kapashera is disturbed by the water shortage and when questioned about the same Rana said, " These water shortages are a part of daily lives of the residents of Kapashera. It's nothing new. There have been such protests in the pasts as well and you can expect more to come in the future. Do you have any other questions?"
With leaders immune to resident's plight, authorities closing their eyes to the same, it is no wonder that the residents are facing the tune of the music.
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