By Asif Iqbal Naik ,Kishtwar June 4:- The people of Kishtwar today morning took by surprise when they found that the employees of PHE department Kishtwar dragged out a shoe out of junction box at Dak Banglow Kishtwar. According to the eyewitness Lekh Raj, while cleaning the junction box, the PHE employees found a shoe got stuck inside the 6 inch water supply pipe line. Lekh Raj said that as soon as they bring the shoe out of the junction box, it took him and other person standing at the site by surprise. He said that before the recovery of this shoe from inside the junction box, people were aware about the supply of unfiltered water to the people of Kishtwar District and its adjoining areas. He said that the recovery of shoe from the junction box reflects the inefficiency of PHE employee. He said that due to unhygienic water supply to the inhabitants of Kishtwar District, many children’s become ill falling to the pray of dirty water supply. Through this PHE junction, the water is supplied to areas like, Matta, Poochal, Sarkoot, Sangrabata, Girinagar, Cherhar, Kuleed, Zelna and other adjoining areas.
Meanwhile the people urged upon the PHE Minister Taj Mohudin Shah to fulfill his promise made by him with the people during his recent visit to Kishtwar District regarding supply of neat and clean drinking water to the people Kishtwar. The people also demanded for immediate start of filter plant at Semna Colony Kishtwar, beside regular cleaning of water storage tanks at filter plant Kishtwar.