Discontent over non-responsive action of the authorities towards its pleas to fix drinking water pipeline at Tuensang village, Tuensang Village Citizen Union (TVCU) has served an ultimatum to PHED Tuensang executive engineer for redressal by August 15.
A press release issued by TVCU president, N. Y. Chaba Chang stated that the village people were facing hardship as they could not access pipeline drinking water due to damage caused to the pipeline at various places.
It claimed that the pipeline currently being used by the villagers was connected in 1981 and thus it faced frequent damages due to expiry. Pointing out that despite its approach to the responsible department in August 2005, and the responsible minister in February 2006, August 2006, and January 2010, no action has been taken on the matter. TVCU stated that it has therefore decided on August 4 to submit the ultimatum to the responsible authority.
Union cautioned that if the authorities failed to take any positive steps within the stipulated time, it would resort to disconnect water pipelines whose sources were extracted from Tuensang village land/river. The release stated that pipelines of Tuensang town to be affected would include 4 inch pipeline of Assam Rifles, 3 inch pipeline of Mission Compound, 3 inch pipeline of Bazaar Sector, 2 inch pipeline from Yongphang Nalla and Civil Hospital Line.
Further, TVCU cautioned that any “untoward happening” after the expiry of its deadline of August 15 would be held responsible by the government.