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Paikul bridge collapse has left four villages dry, villagers threaten protest


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Valpoi: Irked over shortage of water supply sine the time Paikul bridge was washed away in the floods, the residents of Shel Melavali, Murmune, Maigine and Dhada marched on the office of Deputy Collector at Valpoi.

The villagers claim that they are facing acute scarcity of water since the time Paikul bridge was washed away.  On Tuesday, the villagers submitted memorandum to Deputy Collector and also to Water Supply Department informing about their problem. The main water pipeline which was running adjacent to the Bridge has fallen off.

The villagers have requested the government to immediately rebuilt the bridge and install the pipeline again. If the government does not take action immediately, the villagers have said that they will be forced to block  Valpoi to Ponda road as a mark of protest.

According to Panch member, Arjun Melekar the Valpoi water supply department is supplying the water to Shel Melavali, Murmune, Maigine and Dhada village through the water tanker. But the water tanker water is not sufficient for us, they are supplying the very less water to this four villagers. Also they are not coming on time. The villagers have to wait the water tanker for an hours. So we demand to the Government to rebuild the Paikul village bridge immediately and install the new water pipeline at fast.

Due to the fallen down of Paikul village bridge in recent floods, we are facing the many problems in our Paikul village. In village there is water shortage, and power supply problem. Also the milk farmers cannot supply their cow milk to the milk society because of fallen down of our Paikul village bridge. And our cow milk is getting waste daily since the bridge had collapsed said a villager Ajit Desai.

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