RAWALPINDI – Due to negligence of WASA authorities, the residents of Dhoke Matkial and New Afshan Colony are facing acute shortage of water.In view of this, the resident started protest demonstration and has taken decision to approach the consumer court in this regard. The residents of Dhoke Matkial Boring road told that the tube well number 83 is not functioning from five month and the 20,000 to 30,000 residents living at Boring road are compel to buy water from WASA while the WASA is acting like a silent spectator. It is significant to mention here that with the advent of summer season the acute shortage of water complaints has been started while power outage has started due to which the citizens are in dire difficulties.Meanwhile, the residents of New Afshan colony are also facing acute shortage of water   due to the close of water pipeline form one week while the cantonment official is not paying heed towards this grave issue. The residents of the area claimed that they lodge complaint in cantonment several times but no head was paid to their woos. The residents demanded from concerned authority to pay attention towards this grave other wise they would start protest demonstration.Meanwhile, suspension of Dhok Gujran Road construction work has led to traffic jams and eruption of respiratory diseases in the area due to ever raising dust over incomplete part of road.Dhok Gujran road links several vicinities and villages to each other but this only mode of communication stands plugged due to discontinuation of construction work. No work has been carried out since the last six months. “The contract of the work was awarded to contractor Sardar Amjid who completed the work on first and last part of the road but left the work incomplete over the part of one and a half kilometer road in the mid on some political considerations, complained the residents of area. “The incomplete portion of road has also deprived us of transport facilities as no wagon driver or suzuki driver is prepared to take risk of bringing his vehicle on road for fear of becoming object of any road accident, said the residents.This state of affairs has committed us to the long curls of dust which continue to hurl around our houses and streets. One or two members of every family is now victim of respiratory diseases due to plumes of dust all time engulfing and polluting the environment. The residents have demanded stations commander to take action against the contractor for non-completion of work. Meanwhile, the CDA will complete the work of extension of the road that connects Sector I-10 to I-11 in June this year. Officials of CDA said that the project will cost Rs 70 million and will help to reduce the frequency of traffic jams here.