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Dry Mango pockets protest

Thirty Mango residents under the banner of Mango Nagar Vikas Samiti protested before the district collectorate on Friday, alleging 40 per cent of the area had been outside the ambit of the Rs 64.18 crore Mango drinking water project.

Meant for nearly three lakh residents, the project has the capacity to supply 48 million litres a day for the next 24 years from six water towers.

But protesters pointed out major faults, citing pipelines were laid in only a few areas.

“Nearly 40 per cent of Mango can’t enjoy water supply as pipes have not been laid,” said Samiti president Vijay Tiwary.

Executive engineer drinking water and sanitation department (DW&SD) Najre Imam, claimed “low power voltage” caused problems. “If we get 11,000KVA, we can supply water thrice daily,” he added.

Mango Notified Area Committee special officer Jagdish Yadav said they sent a report to state urban development department. We will lay pipes once we get the department’s nod,” Yadav said.