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Gurgaon

Infocity turns into cesspool
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Gurgaon, July 21, 2011
First Published: 00:47 IST(21/7/2011)
Last Updated: 00:49 IST(21/7/2011)

Infocity in sectors 33 and 34, the hub of IT companies, has become a stinking place because of overflowing sewage in this gated corporate community.

The main sewer pipeline that got damaged and malfunctioning pumps near village Khandsa made all the sewer water come onto the roads flooding the entire Infocity 1 and 2 near Hero Honda Chowk.

IT companies, which have foreign customers visiting every week, are facing embarrassment. "A senior executive of a foreign company once congratulated me for keeping my office in a world-class state. But, the scenario changes when we step out of the office," said Vinod Sood, managing director of Hughes Systique Corporation, an IT company in Info City 2.

The companies complain that not only it is spoiling work environment, it is also projecting a very sad state of affairs to visitors. 

"The foul smell is spoiling the work atmosphere. Employees often complain about the hazardous work environment. We have reported the matter to authorities time and again, but nothing seems to be happening on ground," said Suresh Kumar, administration head of Stellar.

The situation is deteriorating by the day. The companies now fear that the water will enter their office premises.

The problem of water logging has been persistent for the past many years in the area, but this is the first time that the water is not rain water but sewer water. 

Yogeshwar Chugh, the sub-divisional officer of Gurgaon Technology Park Limited that promoted Infocity, said, "There was a leakage in the line near Khandsa village. We have now fixed the pumps and they are now operational. The situation will come back to normal with no water on the roads within next few hours. This should solve the problem."


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