A leak in Haryana Urban Development Authority’s master water supply line at Signature Tower Chowk has disrupted supply in DLF and nearby areas, including sectors 27, 28 and 43 of Gurgaon.
HUDA has been carrying out major repairs on the master pipeline, and supply is likely to be normalised by this evening or tomorrow morning.
This is the second time in the past month that a leakage has been spotted in the master pipeline, which supplies water from the Basai treatment plant to large parts of the city. HUDA officials confirmed that the supply line has been giving trouble and is being repaired with a mechanical lock.
“We have been regularly facing leakages at this junction. Our teams have been working since Tuesday morning. The pipeline is old and we are trying to fix the leak permanently by changing the mechanical valve. Repair work is expected to be over by evening,” said Bhoop Singh, executive engineer, HUDA.
Furthermore, to resolve the problem of erratic power supply to the water-treatment plants, which have led to water shortages in New Gurgaon, a dedicated power line is being mulled by the Authority, Singh adds. Residents of DLF, Sushant Lok and adjoining areas have faced major water scarcity this summer, as outages at the treatment plants led to stoppage of supply.
Leakages in HUDA's master pipe line are not uncommon. On June 19, it got damaged near the Basai flyover, affecting water supply in most parts of Gurgaon for over two days. In May, the Authority had to impose a 24-hour stoppage of water supply from Chandu Budhera treatment plant for shifting the master pipeline, which stood in the way of ongoing construction work of a flyover and an underpass at Hero Honda Chowk.
Now, the urban authority is also planning to set up an independent power sub-station for the Chandu Budhera and Basai plants to ensure that treatment and supply are not affected during summers, when the demand peaks. It is also planning to carry out an audit of the supply network to find out the condition of pipelines in Old and New Gurgaon, following the instructions of Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar.