No more waterlogging in Gurgaon’s DLF Phase 4 soon

  • Leena Dhankhar, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Jul 12, 2016 00:42 IST
A DLF earthmover digging for the sewer line in DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

To resolve the problem of waterlogging in DLF City Phase 4, the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) along with the DLF is laying a new pipeline, which will divert water towards the main drain. The work has already been started and is expected to be completed within the next two days.

Water from the Chakkarpur sewerline and from DLF Phase 4 used to accumulate on the road along the Sushant Lok police traffic tower.

The road is positioned at a crucial location. Laying a pipeline will not only benefit the residents of DLF City Phase 4 but also those living in Sushant Lok and Chakkarpur.

The waterlogged road connects Traffic Tower to Galleria Market road and is frequented by many.

Residents allege that the road has not been connected to the main sewer lines of Huda, which causes waterlogging every time it rains.

Even the slightest of rain resulted in waterlogging and it used to block the main entrance to the area, forcing residents to remain indoors.

Jasraj Singh, a resident, said, “For most part of the year, my house used to be surrounded with stinking sewage. We had to jump over the puddle to get out of the house. The water was a breeding hub for mosquitoes. I am relieved and satisfied that the work has finally begun and the condition will improve soon.”

Motorists too had a tough time navigating through the waterlogged roads. Pedestrians have to struggle to walk through the inundated market area. Residents of low-lying localities had an even tougher time as rainwater entered their homes.

Earlier, MCG Commissioner TL Satyaprakash had formed teams to look into the waterlogging issue and address the problem immediately. The teams prepared a map of the drainage system to find the root cause of the problem.

They found that the water pipeline in DLF Phase 4 could not handle the load, resulting in overflow. In order to resolve this issue, a government road had to be dug up, something that could not have been done without the support of the MCG.

Praveen Raghav, junior engineer, MCG, said, “The main problem was rainwater. With this new pipeline, it will be transferred directly to the main drain, solving the waterlogging issue. The work should not take more than two to three days.”

“With DLF and MCG coming together, the work is expected to finally be finished on time. Residents can enjoy the monsoon this year,” said Rohit Malik, director, DLF Estate Developers Ltd.

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