Sai Kunj to get water and sewer connections in next 3 months

After a hearing on Monday, the HHRC asked the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) to start laying sewer and water pipelines in the area after the Lok Sabha elections are over on May 23 and the model code of conduct ends.
Ever since the colony was developed about 15 years ago, the residents have been using borewells to extract groundwater.(HT File Photo)
Ever since the colony was developed about 15 years ago, the residents have been using borewells to extract groundwater.(HT File Photo)
Published on May 01, 2019 04:28 AM IST
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Water and sewer connections will be made available for residents of Sai Kunj in New Palam Vihar in the next three months, as per directions of the Haryana Human Rights Commission (HHRC), issued Monday.

For the past 15 years, ever since the colony was developed, the residents have used borewells to extract groundwater.

After a hearing on Monday, the HHRC asked the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) to start laying sewer and water pipelines in the area after the Lok Sabha elections are over on May 23 and the model code of conduct ends. The MCG informed the commission that a detailed project report (DPR) has been prepared and sent to head office of Urban Local Bodies in Chandigarh for approval.

Yashpal Yadav, MCG commissioner, said, “We have informed the commission of our preparedness in this regard. Our DPR is ready and we are waiting for approval from head office. Soon after the approval, we will float tender and get work done as per directions.”

Sai Kunj, also known as New Palam Vihar Phase 3, was regularised by the Haryana government in September last year.

The residents welcomed the move. “We bought plots from in Sai Kunj between 2000 and 2005. We do not have access to canal water or sewer connections,” said Suender Chaudhary, president, residents’ welfare association, Sai Kunj.

“In July 2018, we wrote to the Prime Minister’s Office seeking its direction to local civic body to provide us basic amenities. Later we approached the Human Rights Commission. In September (last year), the Haryana government issued a gazette notification for regularising Sai Kunj and other colonies,” he said.

“The commission heard our case first on August 5, 2018, in Chandigarh, second on January 28 in Gurugram and this was the third hearing,” he added.

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    Dhananjay Jha writes on development authorities, transport, industries, power and other developmental issues in Gurgaon. A journalist for over a decade, he has worked in Delhi and in HT’s Noida bureau.

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