Residents of New Gurugram can now heave a sigh of relief as their long-pending demand for canal water pipeline will be fulfilled by March 2020. According to a GMDA official, the authority is working towards laying a water pipeline of 81,000-meter long between the sectors 75 to 95.
In this regard, a delegation of residents of New Gurugram met the Executive Engineer, GMDA, Vikas Malik on Tuesday.
During the meeting, the GMDA official assured the residents that they have already initiated the laying of 46,000 meter pipeline from sectors 82 to 95. Out of which, 4,000 meter pipeline has already been laid and rest of the work is in progress.
The authority is confident enough to provide drinking water to the societies before next summer. The residents of New Gurugram are currently dependent on water tankers or ground water for their daily needs.
Praveen Malik, vice-president of United Association of New Gurugram, said, “Water supply is the biggest issue in New Gurugram as the dependency is still on tankers or ground water. We will continue to meet the official to check the status until it is completed on the ground.”
The residents have been complaining about non-availability of water supply in the newly developed sectors. They alleged that despite paying huge amounts of money in the form of IDC and EDC, they are deprived of the basic facilities such as piped water.
Avinish Dahiya, vice-president of Antriksh Heights, said, “Thousands of people living in various societies are totally dependent on borewell and water tanker. It is not only putting a financial strain on us but also posing health risks as well. The quality of water is not at par with the standards set for human consumption.”
Echoing similar sentiment, Manjeet Malik, general secretary of Spaze, said, “We are expecting the work to complete soon so that thousands of residents living in these societies could get benefits.”