For the past five days, residents of Pocket VI in Mayur Vihar Phase III have been spending thousands of rupees daily to buy water from PWD tanks.
There has been no water supply in the area because of a leak in the main supply line.
The fault hasn’t been repaired because Delhi Jal Board (DJB) workers were reportedly busy at the Commonwealth Games Village, which is just a few kilometres away.
“Pocket VI, which is under Delhi Development Authority, has 628 flats that house about 3,000 residents. DDA officials have been telling us every day that the (water) problem will be sorted out within hours.
“Now, the situation has gone out of control and if the problem is not sorted out by Tuesday, we would issue a circular to all residents asking them not to pay their water bills,” said Mathew Kutty,
general secretary of Pocket VI RWA.
Residents in other parts of Mayur Vihar — Phase II and some parts of Phase I — have also complained of erratic supply for the past five days.
“We have registered our complaints with the DJB several times, but to no avail,” said Vijay Goyal, a resident of Mayur Vihar Phase II.
Ramesh Negi, CEO of DJB, said: “A leakage developed in the main supply line at Vikas Marg, which is why there was no water supply for a few days. However, the problem has been solved and we are hopeful to start supplying water in a day.”
But why did it take the DJB five days to repair damage in the pipeline? “The line is seven kilometres and it took time to identify the fault,” Negi said.