Residents of Vasundhara will get increased supply of Ganga water from July as the Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation (GMC) has finished construction of an underground water reservoir in Sector 5 of the area.
The water reservoir is now being linked with the old water reservoir in the same sector as this will help increase the pressure of the Ganga water supply. Sectors 1-5 of Vasundhara will benefit from the move, officials said.
The reservoir has been constructed on the same plot where the overhead water tank of the area is located. The land belongs to the water works department of the municipal corporation.
Officials said the work will be completed by the first week of July.
“There have been many complaints of low water pressure from residents. The issue is severe in sectors 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 as a couple of highrises have been constructed here,” said RK Yadav, executive engineer, water works department, Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation.
“To resolve the issue of low pressure of Ganga water supplied to the colony, a new groundwater reservoir has been constructed. Now, the work of connecting it with the old groundwater reservoir is being done and it will be completed by the first week of July,” he said.
Yadav said the underground water reservoir is connected with the Pratap Vihar water treatment plant, from where Ganga water is supplied.
There are 10 reservoirs in Vasundhara zone, which gets 23 cusec of Ganga water from the water plant every day. These are located in sectors 5, 10 and 16 of Vasundhara, sectors 2,3 and 4 of Vaishali, Brij Vihar, Chandra Nagar, Kaushambi and Seemant Vihar.
Residents are hopeful that the long-standing issue of shortage in water supply will be resolved.
“Since Ganga water is supplied for only two hours every morning and evening, we have to fill up the tanks at home in that period. But due to low pressure, water does not reach the overhead tanks and many a time, there is a water crisis in the society. We hope that this problem will be resolved now,” said K C Verma, president of Rail Vihar Apartments residents’ welfare association.