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Taps to run dry this summer in parts of Lucknow

LUCKNOW: About 5 lakh citizens of Indiranagar and some localities of Gomtinagar will face acute water scarcity for a month beginning April 14, when the Sharda Canal will probably be closed for cleaning.

Sharda Canal supplies water to Kathauta lake - the primary source of water supply to Indiranagar and Gomtinagar. Gomtinagar localities the place the supply will get hit come with Vibhuti Khand, Viram Khand, Vishal Khand, Vipul Khand and Vivek Khand.

According to Jal Sansthan officers, day-to-day water supply to these areas will probably be diminished from 16 to 8 hours between April 14 and May 15. They added that after April 14 Kathauta lake will probably be left with water to meet the demand for seven days only.

To meet the day-to-day demand within the two areas, Jal Sansthan will supply water through tankers and tubewells.

Jal Sansthan officers mentioned 18 water tankers will probably be despatched to Gomtinagar and 15 to Indiranagar every day all the way through the canal shutdown.

Jal Sansthan normal manager SK Verma mentioned, "We had asked the irrigation department not to shut Sharda Canal now as residents will face water shortage during peak but they said no."

Irrigation department officers mentioned if Sharda Canal isn't cleaned this month then its water high quality will get degraded. Since Sharda Canal is closed for cleaning each and every six months, citizens of Gomtinagar and Indiranagar have to face the water disaster twice a yr. So far, Jal Sansthan has failed to seek out any permanent approach to this drawback.

Anand Gupta, a resident of Vivek Khand, mentioned, "Authorities need to find a permanent solution so that we get rid of this problem. It's difficult to meet the water demand with eight-hour supply during summer."

Kopal Sinha, a resident of Indiranagar, mentioned, "When a similar situation occurred last year, we had to buy water from tankers. Authorities need to ensure regular supply when Sharda Canal is shut so that people at least get drinking water."

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