Gurgaon: Huda says no funds crunch, dues to utility will be paid to ensure water supply
DHBVN, the Haryana electricity providers, have threatened to cut power supply to two Gurgaon water treatment plants over an outstanding bill of ₹3.37 crore. HUDA Gurgaon officials, however, have assured residents that they have the money and the bill will be cleared. The Chandu Budhera and Basai treatment plants provide 90 MGD water to Gurgaongurgaon Updated: May 13, 2017 23:42 IST
Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) Gurgaon has maintained that there is no financial crisis at the authority and has assured city residents that all payments to the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) will be made to ensure power supply to the water treatment plants at Chandu Budhera and Basai is not affected.
HUDA officials, in fact, maintain that the notice issued by DHBVN is due to a lack of communication and the outstanding amount of ₹3.37 crore was not something the department could not pay.
On Thursday, DHBVN, through a notice, threatened to disconnect power to the two plants if the payment of ₹3.37 crore was not made within a week.
“There is no need to worry as the matter will be resolved soon. I have asked the concerned officials to take up the matter and the money will be paid to DHBVN in time.
“However, it must be noted that this is an intra-government transaction and sometime delays do happen,” said Yashpal Yadav, HUDA administrator.
However, Yadav did say that DHBVN had on earlier occasions stopped power supply to the water treatment plants when similar issues had cropped up.
“The disconnection had happened because I was not informed about the issue. I will now seek an explanation from executive engineer Bhoop Singh as to why such matters arise at all”, said Yadav.
DHBVN has issued notices to major defaulters, including HUDA, for the payment of power arrears.
As per the notice, HUDA has to pay ₹3.25 crore as outstanding and a ₹12 lakh surcharge for using electricity at the two treatment plants.
The NCR and Gurgaon water channels supply water from the Yamuna river to these two plants.
Eleven high-powered motors are used at Chandu Budhera and Basai, and also at three boosting stations in sectors 5,16 and 51.
The Basai water treatment plant supplies 70 MGD (million gallons per day) of water, whereas the Chandu Budhera plant supplies 20 MGD water to the city.