Quenching thirst of denizens
Quenching thirst of denizens.With the steady rise in the mercury levels, water kiosks have come up in every nook and corner of the city to quench the thirst of people on a hot summer day.
With the steady rise in the mercury levels, water kiosks have come up in every nook and corner of the city to quench the thirst of people on a hot summer day. Major political parties are vying with one another in setting up water kiosks. MLAs and local corporators are seen inaugurating water kiosks at one place or the other in the city everyday.
Social organisations, resident welfare associations and philanthropists have also opened water kiosks at several places. At some kiosks, buttermilk and mineral water sachets are being offered free of cost to pedestrians, cyclists and two-wheeler riders to provide them comfort in the sultry weather. Cold water dispensing containers have also been set up and people are allowed to fill their bottles with chilled water at some outlets.
People are thronging the kiosks while they are on the move in the hot afternoon to protect themselves from dehydration. Young and old people alike are finding it difficult to face the sweltering heat with the mercury hovering around 40 degrees Celsius in the past few days. True to its epithet `Blazewada', the city is hot, much to the discomfort of infants and old people.