Residents in various upscale colonies, including DLF phase 3 and Sushant Lok, and adjacent areas have been facing water shortage for the last three days because of a leakage in the master pipeline of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda).
Although the situation improved on Tuesday, residents fear that this could be a warning of a possible summer
Last year too, residents had faced a severe water shortage because of problems in supply to the water treatment plants and distribution.
Residents said Huda officials have not visited the area despite repeated complaints of water leakage. They said the leakage started about 15 days ago when trees were cut for widening the NH-8 that shares its periphery with the sector.
Several residents said they have been depending on tankers because of the shortage.
“Every day, the authorities are giving different reasons. The water crisis has been on for three days and there has been no solution to the problem. Does it take years to rectify the problem?” Lokesh Nandal of Sector 17A said.
In DLF areas the situation improved slightly on Tuesday. However, residents were worried if the seepage would affect the structural strength of their houses.
Satish Solanki of Sector 17 C said, “The Huda junior engineer, sub-divisional engineer, executive engineer and superintending engineer have all been informed about the leak. The officials have ignored fixing the problem as the NHAI is undertaking widening work. Our concern is that the seepage will hamper the structural integrity of the houses, besides causing massive water loss.”
Worried residents also went to the site of the seepage and had heated arguments with workers. “We asked workers to stop digging along the periphery as it is causing waterlogging and seepage. Workers said their supervisor has directed them to undertake digging. We then informed the Huda official to check the issue,” Shailender Yadav, who lives in the area, said.
“We have decided to meet Yashpal Yadav, the Huda administrator. The Huda is the custodian authority of the water pipeline. We have to get it fixed at the earliest,” Sudhir Guptas, another resident, said.
Naresh Pawar, superintending engineer, Huda and water supply in-charge, said, “I will get the leakage, if any, checked immediately through my executive engineer. I will ask him to inspect the location.”