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DLF City to knock Hooda’s doors over water crisis

Water crisis continues to haunt DLF City residents despite several complaints to the authorities concerned.

india Updated: Oct 06, 2011 00:19 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

Water crisis continues to haunt DLF City residents despite several complaints to the authorities concerned.

Upset by the low water pressure or no pressure in many areas, they are now planning to take the matter to Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.

“I have spoken to a close aide of the chief minister and apprised him of the water crisis in our areas. I have also spoken to the DLF management,” said Kamlesh Nath, a resident of G-block, DLF Phase 1.

The block, at the fag end of the colony, is situated at a slightly higher level than the other parts of the colony.

“As the water pressure in the area is very low, we are often compelled to depend on private sources,” she added.

Residents of other phases have also been complaining about low pressure in the pipelines, despite repeated complaints to the authorities concerned.

“We are unable to fill even a bucket due to the low pressure. Besides, water comes only for a short period. We are compelled to purchase water from private sources," said RP Singh, a member of residents' advisory council (RAC), DLF City.

“In last month's RAC meeting, we had raised the issue. We expressed our dissatisfaction over the management's negligent attitude in the presence of the DLF authorities,” he said, adding that the DLF management takes fixed water charges from the residents.

Meanwhile, the DLF management claims to have identified the parts, which are more prone to low and no pressure. “We plan to lay a separate pipeline for G Block, Phase 1, and hope that it solves the problem,” said Baljeet Singh, general manager, DLF management.

“As far as other parts are concerned low pressure is due to short supply of water from Basai water treatment plant. This problem has been solved now,” he said.

Meanwhile, the city is facing severe power crisis too. Frequent power cuts have left residents fuming.

The electricity department has assured that the situation will improve from Thursday, but the residents are not convinced and say the department has been promising this for long.

First Published: Oct 06, 2011 00:17 IST