The budget of Rs 2 crore spent by civic authorities to upgrade the supply system appears to be an eyewash as the water treatment plant and other boosting stations don't have power back-up.
While the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) claims to have added five pumps of 200 LPS (litre per second) capacity, pipelines and augmented the Sector 16 boosting station, the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) claims they do not have the mandatory power back-up system.
“We cannot promise regular supply due to technical glitches. It is mandatory for Huda and other lifeline services to have a back-up generator in case of non-availability of electricity,” Subhash Deswal, superintending engineer, DHBVN, said.
Another drawback is that the NCR canal, though complete, is not functional due to lack of reservoirs in the city.
“The underground reservoirs in Sector 22 and 23 are expected to be complete by next year. Underground tanks in all four phases of DLF are expected to be complete soon,” Yadav added.
The NCR canal is expected to supply 800 cusecs of water to Gurgaon which will ease the situation by next year.