City residents have appealed to the Haryana urban development authority (Haryana urban development authority) to ensure uninterrupted water supply during shifting of the master water pipelines at Iffco Ckowk, Signature Tower and Rajiv Chowk where construction of underpasses is underway. Huda’s water supply lines for new Gurgaon cross national highway (NH) 8 at the three crossings and the shifting is likely to affect residents of new Gurgaon areas such as sectors 24 to 57.
Residents fear that the shifting of utilities such as sewer, water and power lines will disturb the services and Huda has not yet ensured smooth water supply for the summer. The underpass construction work is to continue for the whole year and shifting of water pipelines will take place soon. Huda and National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) officials have held two rounds of meeting in this regard in the past six months.
A senior Huda official said the authority has already submitted the shifting plan to NHAI. “The shifting will not disturb water supply at all. The supply from Sector 16 boosting station will continue to feed new Gurgaon areas. The supply will remain in force through an alternative channel,” said the official.
“Around 20 MGD (million gallons per day) of water is required to feed new Gurgaon areas. We fear supply disturbance even for a day or two due to shifting would disrupt the entire water supply system for a week or more. We want Huda to ensure that the water supply is not disturbed even for an hour,” said RS Rathee, president, Gurgaon Citizens’ Council (GCC), which is likely to meet Huda administrator Yashpal Yadav on Monday.
However, Huda officials said the work plan for shifting of utilities has been chalked out and water supply will not be affected.
“We are taking every precaution to ensure uninterrupted water supply to new Gurgaon during shifting of utilities,” said Yadav.