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Gurgaon: Water shortage persists in DLF and Sushant Lok

Residents of Sushant Lok 1 and DLF areas have been suffering from shortage of drinking water for 10 days

gurgaon Updated: Jul 01, 2017 23:25 IST
Leena Dhankhar
Leena Dhankhar
Hindustan Times
Water scarcity,Sector 56 no water supply,No drinking water for last 20 days
Residents said they have been forced to pay exorbitant amounts for water tankers due to the shortage.(Parveen Kumar/HT File)

Residents of DLF Phases 1, 2, 3, Sushant Lok-1 and sectors 56 and 57 are facing an acute shortage of drinking water for the last 10 days.

Residents said that despite the rains and the end of peak summer, authorities have not been able to supply water to these areas, which fall at the tail-end of the supply line. Residents have been forced to pay exorbitant amounts for water tankers due to the shortage.

Vinod Tayal, a member of DLF Phase 2 RWA, said, “There has been an acute water shortage this summer and ordering water tankers was the only solution for us. Paying for water and then paying for water tankers is burning a hole in our pockets.”

Water supply is regularly disrupted, often due to damaged pipelines and electrical problems or the infrastructure projects, residents alleged.

Shalini Saini of DLF Phase-1 said that he has been facing water shortage for the last few days. “Around 20,000 families are facing water scarcity. Even after collecting property tax from the residents, the municipal corporation is not paying heed to residents’ problems. Surprisingly, more than Rs500 crore has been

collected as property tax, but on being asked about the problems of residents, officials wash their hands off the responsibility,” said Saini.

Residents of Sector 56 said they met officials of Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) and Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) on Friday, who are blaming each other but failed to give them a solution.

Sanjeev Shrivastav, Kendriya Vihar RWA executive member, said, “It’s been 20 days since we have been depending on water tankers. It is tough for working people to arrange water for drinking and household use. The tanker charges are also increasing due to the regular water shortage.”

Officials say that the problem is being caused due to heavy construction taking place along the expressway, as a result of which supply lines have been damaged. This, however, has allowed the private tanker mafia to take advantage of the situation.

Dhruv Bansal, the spokesperson for DLF Qutab Enclave RWA, said that when he complained to the municipal commissioner, he excused himself saying that the municipal corporation doesn’t supply water to the DLF area and that one should talk to Huda on the issue.

Jaswant Singh, junior engineer, Huda, said, “Now, water supply is restored and normal supply will be resumed from Sunday morning.”

First Published: Jul 01, 2017 23:25 IST