The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) is working on a proposal to upgrade water supply with the help of a software-based system.
Known as supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), the system has been successful globally and is used to monitor industrial and infrastructural processes.
MCG has already forwarded the proposal to the Haryana government for its nod and is hoping to take over the water distribution function from the public health department soon.
At present, the public health department is responsible for water supply and has been receiving several complaints.
“The final decision depends on the state government,” said an official, adding that the corporation had floated a tender in June-July and a bid has been selected and sent to the state government.
“Sitting in my room, I would be able to locate a fault or damage in the water pipeline, water pump stations or elsewhere. We can act immediately to rectify the problem and attend to other problems faster,” said an official.
The public health department, however, doesn’t seem to be aware. “I have been not intimated about the latest procedure. I have only heard about it from the media,” said superintending engineer Davinder Singh Bajwa.