The scorching summer days may still be a while, but taps are already running dry in several parts of Gurgaon. The Block U of Pink Town Houses in DLF Phase 3 has not been receiving water for the last 10 days. Residents complain that the lack of water in summer has made it difficult for them to carry out their daily activities. They said that even though they had filed numerous complaints to DLF, no action has been taken to address the water shortage.
Residents say they even spoke to Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) officials regarding the issue but to no avail.
“The supply shortage in our area is mainly because of a large number of houses and paying guest accommodations in the 60 yard area next to ours and they share the same water line. Initially, houses in that area were not supposed to have more than two floors, but now we see that the houses have four to five floors. Because of the increase in usage, we do not get water,” said Dhiraj Kumar, president Pink Town Houses residents’ welfare association.
The residents said when they complain about the water shortage to Huda officials, they send officials for inspection, to check pipelines and supply. Following the inspection, supply would be proper the next two to three days, after which the problem would start again. The residents have always been given only verbal assurances though they have given a written petition to officials, the residents alleged.
“I haven’t received a drop of water for the last 10 days. I have given so many complaints but no action has taken on them. We have to pay for private water tankers. We are also paying regular maintenance charges. We were even ready to pay for a separate water line to Pink Town Houses,” said Binita Singh, a resident.
Yashpal Yadav, Huda administrator, said that there is no scarcity of water anymore. “We did have some water crisis till yesterday (Monday) but we have resumed supply to the city from Tuesday evening,” he said.