Even as various pockets of old Gurgaon have not received water supply for nearly two months, the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) is still in the process of procuring pipes to supply water to these pockets.
The MCG is working on a project to replace the decades-old polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes with ductile iron pipe (DIP) so as to make the supply infrastructure far more durable and maintenance easier, said MCG chief engineer BS Singroha.
When questioned on the delay in procurement of these pipes which has left scores of households without supply, Singroha said, “We will lay the pipelines as soon as possible but only four-five manufacturers supply these pipes in the country. The MCG and the public health engineering department have placed orders for them. We will be procuring them on priority basis.”
Meanwhile, the residents old Gurgaon say that the civic body had promised it will start the work on the pipeline in a week’s time, but it hasn’t done so yet. “The MCG officials told us that they are awaiting a consignment of pipes from Kolkata and will start the work within a week, but we are yet to see that happening,” said KC Yadav of Dundahera.
Yadav said that some resident groups of old Gurgaon will now be approaching the MCG again to press them to take some action.