The environs of our corporate office in the Sector 32 Institutional Area do not reflect the global image that Gurgaon tries to portray.
Stagnant water and potholes greet you everywhere. As there is no drainage, the distinction between the so-called roads and the open areas vanishes.
HUDA has not provided a sewerage system in the Institutional Area, so the sewage frequently overflows onto the road. The problem is compounded by the lack of storm water drainage. It has been several days since it last rained in Gurgaon but our roads are still flooded. Our employees have to wade through mucky water to and from office. And our foreign partners are most reluctant to visit us in Gurgaon.
Although this is a major issue, the authorities seem in no hurry to resolve it. Their stock reply for the last two years has been: “We are making the estimate; the state administration will act at an appropriate time…”
Sewer lines in Sector 32 — and this would apply to many other parts of Gurgaon — need to be re-laid all over again. The outlet has to go through the main feeder line to the sewage treatment plant, which is non-existent at present.
With each passing day, buildings are coming up, more people are moving in and if the administration does not act soon, the consequences will be disastrous.
We would suggest that the administration study the best models and the best practices that are followed in other cities around the country and abroad, and pick a model that could work for Gurgaon.