The residents of sectors such as 21, 22 and 23 are unhappy over erratic water supply over the past two weeks. They have been left with no choice but to hire private water tankers to fulfil their basic and day-to-day needs.
“We have spent over ₹1.5 lakh over the last 12 days to source water from private tankers. We have also been running from one department to another in the hope of getting normal water supply restored,” Bhim Singh Yadav, president, RWA, Sector 22 B said adding that water supply has been erratic over the last six months.
It is worth noting that the Haryana urban development authority (Huda) had brought these sectors within the jurisdiction of the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) a year ago in a bid to ensure proper maintenance of water, sewer, roads etc.
“We approached the Huda to have normal water supply restored after finding out about a technical problem at the water booster pumping station. Huda told us to report the problem to the MCG, as they are responsible for ensuring normal water supply. We then ran to the MCG to have the problem fixed. All this took us over a week,” SN Yadav, a resident of Sector 21 said, adding that with the supply truncated at best
“Huda said water supply is with the MCG and then we ran to it to fix the problem. All this took over a week,” said SN Yadav, resident Sector 21, adding that with the supply truncated at best, they are fully dependent on private tankers these days.
MS Joon, a resident of Sector 23, said, “The Huda and the MCG will never be able to boost the water supply system. The supply is disturbed and disrupted frequently round the year, either because of a problem at the booster station or a pipeline burst or some other reason.”
A delegation of residents from these sectors also sent letters to MCG commissioner V Umashankar, Huda administrator Yashpal Yadav and deputy commissioner (DC) Gurgaon Harpdeep Singh in the hope of relief.
Umshankar said, “We assured the residents of immediate action.”