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Unhappy with water supply

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New Delhi, May 4 (UNI) Unhappy with the irregular and inadequate water supply in his Ambedkar Nagar constituency in South Delhi, and upset by the 'callous' attitude of the Delhi Jal Board officials, Delhi Assembly Speaker Prem Singh has dashed off a letter to Lt Governor B L Joshi seeking corrective action on both accounts.

''It gives me great pain to bring to your notice that the residents of my constituency are badly affected due to non-supply of potable water. The partial attitude of Delhi Jal Board officers making inequitable distribution of water to different localities has created a grave problem of water scarcity in my area,'' he wrote in the letter.

''I am writing to you with a heavy heart about the callous and uncalled for attitude of some officials, the manner in which they are taking for granting without giving serious thought to redress the grievences of the people,'' he added.

Mr Singh stated that for the last four-five days not even a single drop of water was made available to the people in some parts, so he called DJB CEO Arun Mathur and Chief Engineer B M Dhaul over for a meeting on May 1. However, neither of them turned up and preferred to accompany Outer Delhi MP Sajjan Kumar to meet with Delhi Chief Secretary S Ragunathan.

''They will fully neglected the meeting, which shows their uncalled for, careless and unbecoming attitude towards the Chair...

It seems the officials do not feel the pain and sufferings of the people.'' The two officials did not even have the courtesy to inform the Speaker even as Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit telephoned him twice after he had shot off a letter to her in the regard, he added.

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