Gurgaon: Sewage overflow appears a big worry for industrialists
Top companies such as Toyota, Hyundai, Hero Honda, Maruti, Tata and others have set up corporate offices at the Industrial Development Colony along Mehrauli Road in Sector 14.gurgaon Updated: Aug 04, 2017 22:41 IST
Perennial sewage overflow is turning out to be a major problem for around 150 factory owners at Industrial Development Colony. The owners said that the sewers and stormwater drains have not been cleaned in the last 10 years. They alleged that the drains overflow and flood internal roads, even after a short spell of rain.
The maintenance of sewer and other civic amenities is the responsibility of the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG).
Top companies such as Toyota, Hyundai, Hero Honda, Maruti, Tata and others have set up corporate offices at Industrial Development Colony (IDC) along Mehrauli Road in Sector 14.
“The area smells bad during the overflow,” Sanjiv Kumar, owner of a factory, said. He said that a foreign delegation had to step in sewer two days ago to reach his office.
The drains are choked and in the entire IDC, which is a major source of property tax for the MCG, the owners said.
“We pay property tax at commercial rates. We are never late in that but our request to clean the sewers keeps falling on deaf ears. We have sent letters to subdivisional engineers, executive engineers, superintending engineers, chief engineer, joint commissioner and the commissioner of MCG. We have apprised them all of the overflow problem,” said Dharam Sagar, a factory owner.
Factory owners, under the banner of Gurgaon Industrial Association (GIA), held a meeting two days ago and submitted a memorandum, along with pictures of the area during rain, to MCG Commissioner, V Umashankar.
Sunil Datta, a member of GIA, said, “The road was filled with water up to six inches. We will lodge a protest with the top officials and ask them to ensure proper cleaning of drains with super suction machines.”
ND Vashishth, superintending engineer, said, “Funds are allocated and sewer cleaning work is to start soon. We are aware of the problem and have discussed the issue with Vikas Malik, the executive engineer concerned.”