The ongoing lockdown and curfew in UT Chandigarh to contain the spread of COVID-19 is imperative. Stay Home is the mantra that is preached to the people.
However, Ward No 23, Hallomajra, Chandigarh (U.T.) presents a very grim picture. There’s absence of drinking water since last fortnight. Nearly 200 people are forced to daily step out of their homes to procure water. As per Arvind, a resident of Hallomajra, against repeated pleas an official made arrangements for a water tanker. Except for this quick fix measure there has been zero effort towards any permanent resolution. This leads to a huge rush at the site. Social distancing precaution goes for a toss. Absence of regular visit by police personnel adds to the misery.
Accordin to reports in the Times of India, Chandigarh Mayor Raj Bala was apprised of an urgent solution earlier this month. Unfortunately apathy of the administration reflects in the area residents daily predicament.
Necessity for basic drinking water leads to sole focus of filling buckets. This is even at the cost of violating all norms. For Hallomajra this will certainly prove to be a weak link in the fight against Covid-19
News Source: Times of India
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