Overflowing of sewers is an endemic problem in the city, thanks to the lackadaisical attitude of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda).
The problem can be solved if Huda takes care of two things. First, the authority must do regular cleaning up of sewer lines. Second, sewer lines should not be linked to storm water drains.
The sewer line coming from Udyog Vihar and passing through Palam Vihar is always clogged and causing inconvenience to residents. I took up the issue with top brass of Huda several times. I met successive administrators and superintending engineers of the Huda to find a solution. But the Huda brass has never shown any interest.
This problem is not isolated to Palam Vihar. The entire city and Huda sectors have been facing the problem. Huda has never cared to develop adequate infrastructure to treat sewage on a daily basis. The two sewage treatment plants (STPs) at Behrampur and Dhanvapur are running below their capacity due to faulty technical designs and poor management. The men operating the units are not properly trained. The Huda must give shape to a committee of experienced engineers.
(The writer is president of the Palam Vihar Residents Association)