After villagers of Fazilpur resisted the Haryana Urban Development Authority’s attempt to lay water pipelines for new sectors 68-80, the authority has chalked out a fresh action plan.
The developing authority has discovered another road, a kilometer-and-half, ahead of village Fazilpur in Sector 70, which they will dig to lay the pipelines.
“We have identified another revenue road, which is a few kilometres away from the patch of land in Fazilpur, from where we wanted to lay the pipelines to supply water to the new sectors. We are still working on the nitty- gritties of the plan,” said Anita Yadav, Huda administrator, Gurgaon.
The residents, living in the housing projects recently built by private developers in sectors 68- 80, had been facing acute water shortage because pipelines has not been laid. This has forced them to depend on water tankers, which burn a hole in their pockets.
Keeping this in mind, the Punjab and Haryana high court (HC), on January 9, restrained the Haryana government from issuing occupation certificates to builders in sector 68- 80 till the water problem is resolved.
“Section 6 of the land acquisition process has been imposed on the area, which was to be dug up for laying the water pipelines,” said Satbir Singh, land acquisition officer.
A meeting in this regard was held on March 4, when Huda officials and representatives of the private developers were present. In the meeting, the officials noted that it will take more than two years to lay the water pipelines in the area. Hence, the solution they came up with was to allow the residents use tankers.
Huda will supply the areas with water from its boosting stations at sectors 16 and 51. Developers will not be allowed to drill any new bore wells in the area.