On Day 3, People Still Struggle For Power, Water & Food
Manish & V Kamalakara Rao
As if the battering by cyclone Hudhud was not enough, the insensitive attitude of some government officials and the struggle for survival on Day 3 saw the otherwise placid Vizagites running out of patience.
Deprived of basics like water, power and food for three days in a row, scenes of starved and thirsty people storming vehicles carrying relief material like food and water were a common sight across the city .The slow pace of relief work by the authorities also came in for sharp criticism from Vizagites, many of whom complained about relief not reaching them. “The biggest problem is water. We ran out of our stock of the corporation drinking water yesterday and each 10-litre can of water is being sold at Rs 2,500, which is ridiculous. It is appalling that in times of such crises, all some people can think of is making money . The government relief too is no where to be seen,“ said Sai Padma, who lives in MVP Colony .