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Gurgaon’s Sushant Lok-1 suffers from power and water shortage

Due to interrupted power supply, residents couldn’t fill their overheard water tankers

gurgaon Updated: Jul 10, 2017 23:32 IST
Leena Dhankhar
Leena Dhankhar
Hindustan Times
No water supply in Sushant Lok,Gurgaon,Residents worried for water
Residents of Sushant Lok-1 said they have been facing power shortage for some months now.(Parveen Kumar/HT File Photo)

Sushant Lok 1 residents had to face water shortage on Sunday and on Monday morning after power supply to the area was disrupted because of the snapping of two high-tension wires near Gold Souk Mall. Electricity was finally restored after eight hours at 2am on Monday.

According to the residents, they have been facing water shortage due to erratic electricity supply for the last two months and no authority is resolving the issue. With no power, residents are not able to turn on their motors to pump water to overhead tanks.

They added that while there has been less water supply for the past couple of days due to the ongoing electricity problems, on Sunday there was no water altogether. They added that the water tanks have been empty for two days.

“Last (Sunday) night, two high-tension cables snapped and couldn’t be fixed for eight hours as it seems the spot where they snapped couldn’t be located. As there was no electricity, the morning water supply was disrupted as water couldn’t be transferred from the underground tank to overhead tanks,” said Sudhir Sachdeva, member, collegium of Sushant Lok residents’ welfare association (RWA).

“So, residents were without electricity the whole night and without water in the morning. This when we are supposed to be living in an upscale colony,” he added.

“Water shortage has been a recurring issue in our area for several months. I have been paying around Rs900 per tanker twice a week and have not seen a drop of water in my block for 15 days,” said Polly Madan of Block C, Sushant Lok-1.

Residents have demanded that civic authorities take action immediately when complaints are lodged instead of waiting to act.

“Every day there is a four-hour power cut and when we call to complain, no one takes the call. We have not been told why this is happening so frequently. It is very difficult for office-goers as the water supply starts after 9am when they have already left for work,” said Vanita Pasricha of Block C.

On the snapping of the power cables, KC Aggarwal, superintendent engineer, Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (DHBVN), said they had restored the problem within an hour of getting the complaint.

“I had called the agency we outsource maintenance to in order to fix the problem. I have also asked the team to look into the reason for frequent electricity problems. We will ensure the issue is resolved at the earliest,” said Aggarwal.

First Published: Jul 10, 2017 23:32 IST