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Sewage pumps suck peace out of Nirvana Country

Noisy machines deployed by the maintenance agency to suck sewage water, which function for 12 hours daily, have made peaceful retreat elusive for this gated community near Sohna Road.

india Updated: Nov 23, 2011 00:48 IST
Divya Sethi

Residents of The Close (south wing) at Nirvana Country are facing a tough time. Noisy machines deployed by the maintenance agency to suck sewage water, which function for 12 hours daily, have made peaceful retreat elusive for this gated community near Sohna Road.

The management, however, blames Huda authorities as a choked master sewerage line has forced them to take such measures to avoid seepage in flats. "Sewage water of Nirvana Country gets collected here and they have deployed sucking machines. We tried talking to Unitech authorities, the developer, but they are simply blaming Huda (Haryana urban Development Authority). Amid this blame game, we are suffering," Vivek Sharma, a resident said.

Residents claim that they had purchased these hi-end apartments (for Rs 2 crore and above) expecting comfortable living. However, they had never imagined that life would be tough here too. Dr Nandita Chakra-

borty, another resident, said, "Sometimes, these machines are so loud that we have stopped using one of our washrooms because the vibration can be felt on the walls."

"The stagnant water is an open invitation to many diseases also. We don't know who should be held responsible for this."

Moreover, the sewage water is not dumped at the MCG's Behrampur water treatment plant. It is disposed according to the contractor's convenience, said another resident.

Ram Bhardwaj, the maintenance manager for Unitech (The Nirvana Country), said, "The Huda sewage line is choked. If we don't get this done, there would be seepage in the flats. But we have asked the contractor to purchase a silencer.”

However, the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) commissioner has asked residents to come forward and report such acts.

MCG commissioner Sudhir Rajpal said, "It is certainly alarming that despite so many reminders against such practices, people are facing problems. Now, we will keep a close watch on the area. We also want residents to come forward if they see anything of this sort. They should immediately report such actions.”