Residents of Vasundhara and other delta colonies have been going through a tough time since Wednesday as the Ganga water supply to their homes has been discontinued for the time being.
The main pipeline bringing Ganga water to the underground water reserve in Vasundhara was damaged on Wednesday.
According to an official, the pipeline from Indirapuram’s CISF area going towards Vasundhara was damaged due to digging work being carried out by a private company near Shakti Khand area of Indirapuram. After the pipeline got hit, gallons of water leaked flooded the surface and the officials had to suspend the supply from the Pratap Vihar Ganga water treatment plant in order to repair the damage.
Since the past two days, repair work has been going on in the 32-inch water pipeline and Ganga water supply to households in Vasundhara, Surya Nagar, Brij Vihar, Chander Nagar and Ramprastha has been affected.
While residents are reeling under the hot weather without water, the Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation (GMC) has been sending water tankers to localities to supply water until the pipeline is repaired.
“In the current conditions, living without water is almost impossible. Though water tankers are being sent by the GMC, they are not enough for our requirement. It has now been almost three days. We are trying hard to make do without running water,” said Kiran Srivastava, resident of Sector 15, Vasundhara.
According to a senior official, the pipeline will be repaired by Friday night and water supply is expected to resume by Saturday morning.
“Repair work is going on at the pipeline since the past two days. The work is expected to be completed by Friday night,” said RK Yadav, GMC’s executive engineer, water works department.
Yadav also said that the private company responsible for damaging the pipeline will be penalised for damaging public property.
“The private firm, which was doing the digging work, has been sent a notice by the corporation and they will be penalised for damaging public property and creating a nuisance for residents,” he said.