Tura in dire need of water

Tura, Oct 10: The BJP MDC from Tura, Bernard Marak has made a sensational claim by stating that the water crisis pervading in the town of Tura is due to the non-existence of water sources in the second and third phase of the Tura Water Supply Scheme (TWSS).
“All lines distributed in Tura originally come from the Phase I project which was originally under GHADC. This was revealed through an RTI filed through the DC’s office seeking information on implementation of TWSS,” said Bernard through a release today.
He also claimed that answers to where an amount of Rs 35 crores was implemented remained unanswered through the RTI, even after the due date.
“Unofficial information received from some officers confirmed that the files of Phase I went missing while other information was not under record, which includes the main lines. Original distribution lines of GHADC under water works department also was unofficially taken over while GHADC is in dilemma over the disconnections of its own lines,” he asserted.
Bernard said that the CEM was apprised of the matter and has been requested to look into it as people are being disconnected from the GHADC water supplies by the state department causing inconvenience to the public.
He added that while the implementation and distribution of Phase I of water was under GHADC, however now the Council was indebted to the PHE to the tune of some crores, as was being claimed by PHE.
“There seem to be some major deals made without the knowledge of the GHADC Executive Committee. Even JJM projects are being supplied with water from the same tanks which presently supply water to the residents of Tura which has resulted in water shortage in the town area,” alleged the BJP MDC.