CM to hold Janta Darbar ahead of upcoming Ardh Kumbh in Haridwar to resolve problems
Haridwar: Ahead of Ardh Kumbh set to begin in Haridwar in January next year, Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Friday held a Janta Darbar at Rishikul Ayurvedic college’s huge auditorium in the Haridwar to listen to the peoples’ grievances and problems relating to the inadequate supply of drinking water, power supply and lack of civic civic amenities in different parts of the town.
This was the first Janta Darbar with people’s maximum participation, held by CM Rawat to interact with residents from main Haridwar city and those from rural areas before Ardh Kumbh commencing in January first week.
After hearing the complaints from the residents of nearby Naseerpur Kala locality about failure by Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited(UPCL) authorities to supply the electricity to its high school for months together despite having power connection, Rawat immediately called the executive engineer and other officials concerned and asked them to explain their inability to supply power in the school where hundreds of students go to study every day. On not being satisfied witj their explaination, Chief Minister Rawat warned them against suspending them if they did not connect the school with uninterrupted and regular supply. “This is nothing but a case of careless on the part of power officials who did not bother to supply the power despite residents’s repeated pleas to the power department”, said Rawat. Rawat also lost his cool on the Haridwar district officials and pulled them for not helping out locals in solving their power and drinking water-related problems.