Gurgaon’s Sector 54 roundabout waterlogged for four months due to pipeline leakage
Unable to get any help from the authorities, the residents have now resorted to the social media to highlight their problem with the civic agencies.gurgaon Updated: Oct 02, 2017 22:49 IST
A large roundabout in Sector 54 on Golf Course Road has turned into a pond, as a water pipeline has been leaking at the spot since four months. Residents alleged that the problem is acute as the stagnant water has become a breeding point for mosquitoes.
Residents said despite repeated complaints to the authorities no action has been taken to resolve the issue.
Although 273 cases of malaria and 57 cases of dengue have been reported in the city till now, but the authorities have turned blind towards the issue, alleged residents.
Unable to get any help from the authorities, the residents have now resorted to the social media to highlight their problem with the civic agencies.
Several residents posted pictures on Facebook and Twitter and also sent emails to the civic agencies to elicit some action on the same. Within half an hour after posting the picture, the resident received a message and later was contacted by an official.
Junior engineer (JE) of Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) visited the spot and found the leakage in the main Huda water line.
“We supply water twice a day but the leakage is continuous, after checking the problem it was discovered that the pipelines belong to Huda and they are informed about the issue. The problem will be resolved at the earliest”, said Kuldeep Kumar, JE.
Subhash Sharma a resident of Alankar Apartments of Sector 56 said, “The water pipeline has not been repaired for last four months. The water is getting accumulated and a small pond has been developed into the breeding places for mosquitoes causing dengue or malaria. I have been writing to the authorities for last four months but did not receive any reply, it was only after I posted on Facebook they responded”.
“I received a call from MCG’s junior engineer on Monday and he visited the spot, the leakage has been spotted and he assured to resolve the issue”, said Sharma.
Hundreds of commuters cross the stretch and remain exposed to the vector-borne diseases.
The road connects to Sector 56, 57, 53 and 54 and the commuters use this stretch in large number. Daily commuters use the rapid metro station and have to cross the roundabout. This has turned into commuters’ nightmare and mosquitoes’ breeding place.
“The authorities are not concerned for the health of the residents, the issue was reported four months back but still the area had standing water and garbage pilling. Such a small issue could not be repaired for four months”, said Arun Yadav a daily commuter and a resident of Sohna Road.
“The matter has come to our notice and we will take prompt action on it”, said a senior Huda officials.