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Sewage overflow, garbage heaps: perennial problems

india Updated: Dec 08, 2011 01:18 IST
Dhananjay Jha

Overflowing sewage, water logging and poor sanitation have become perennial problems for residents of the Millennium City. Besides, almost all areas in the city are affected with heaps of garbage due to absence of a proper disposal mechanism.

Even after two decades of its launch, the master drain project of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) is still incomplete. The major hurdle in the completion of the drain is the land acquired by the Huda. Locals living along Sohna Road are opposing the project.

It is surprising that most of private builders’ areas are not connected with the sewage disposal lines. Waste water is being disposed of in open areas, creating problems for nearby residential colonies.

Similarly, sanitation service provided by contractors in Huda sectors and old Gurgaon areas are not satisfactory. People have complained about the poor service several times, but no action has been taken by the authorities.

“We are fed up with the sanitation staff. Contractors send two or three sweepers on an average that is not sufficient,” said BS Yadav, a resident of Sector 22.
In MCG area too, people are upset with garbage disposal system. They lodge complaints with sanitation authority about the disposal of garbage in open areas by contractors.

“Foul smell emanating from the garbage heaps has made our lives hell. We have complained to the authorities many times, but they did not take concrete measures to deal with the menace,” alleged Suman Kaushik, a resident of old Gurgaon.

“This is not fair when we pay tax for the services,” said Hemant Kumar, a resident of New Colony.

Huda has assured that it will pull up sanitation contractors for poor service. It also said that it would ensure proper disposal of waste and sewage water.
“We are committed to provide good civic amenities to our residents. And we have plans to make it better,” said administrator Praveen Kumar. He also said that he would inspect the jobs of these contractors and put them to task.