After drawing flak from the Punjab and Haryana High Court for not providing water supply and sewer connections to several privately-developed localities in Gurgaon, the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) has finally swung into action.
Huda authorities have been working to provide both water and sewer connections to Gurgaon’s first privately-developed colony — Surya Vihar — located on the Old Delhi road, near Kapashera border.
Though the colony was developed in early 1980s, the area
residents have not been given water and sewer connections for the past 20 years.
The Huda has to submit an affidavit in the court during the next date of hearing slated on January 31.
However, a Huda official said they would provide water connections in a week’s time.
“We hope to provide water and sewer connections in a week's time. We have laid sewerage lines up to the colony gate. Now, the builder has to connect the colony’s internal line with our line,” said a senior Huda official.
Asked why the water and sewer connections had not been given to the colony residents, the official, said, “The court stay delayed the process but the Huda has found an alternative.”
The high court has also directed Huda administrator Praveen Kumar to submit a report on the other services that were provided against external and internal development charges (EDC-IDC) to the colony during the court hearing on January 31.
Meanwhile, colony residents said they had been waiting for water and sewer connections for the past two decades.
Nearly 300 residents reside in Surya Vihar.