Booster pumps go bust, GK-I residents face water shortage
Residents of C-block, Greater Kailash I are facing an acute shortage of water due to a faulty motor that pumps water to their houses.delhi Updated: Jun 18, 2013 23:28 IST
Residents of C-block, Greater Kailash I are facing an acute shortage of water due to a faulty motor that pumps water to their houses.
There are about 350 houses in C-block and they are dependent on the motor that pumps water for them. Since May till mid-June, the motor went bust at least 5-6 times, rendering several houses without water supply.
Geeta Vohra and Satish Sud, a senior citizen, complained about inadequate water supply. "For want of fresh water, we need to hire tankers many times," Sud said.
"Some 15-20 houses on a slope face hardship. In fact, they do not get water even on ground floors," said Meeta Sanghvi, vice-president of the C-block Residents Welfare Association.
The residents alleged the DJB had been performing a shoddy repair job on the motor, which is installed in the block's main garden. "This motor went bust several times in the last few weeks. But every time, the DJB does away with some shoddy repair. They don't change the motor," said Raju Maurya, hired by C-block residents to look after the garden and the pump house.
BM Dhaul, DJB member (Water) denied the motor broke down as many times the residents claimed. "(Plus), what they have are submersible pumps for the tube wells. The motor (in C-block) was repaired once and the next time it went bust, we replaced it."
"(As it is) slowly, we are closing down tube. Entire GK I has adequate piped water service. People should now make it a habit to be dependent on it," Dhaul added.