Dwarka: Residents of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) pockets around Ashirvad Chowk met the area MLA, Gulab Singh Yadav, and the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) officials to raise the ongoing water crisis in their pockets. RWA members from DDA SFS in Sector 5, Harmony Apartments in Sector 4, Surabhi Apartments in Sector 11 etc visited the MLA office with more than 50 residents from the societies.
General secretary of RWA, DDA SFS, Sector 5, Mahesh Gupta said that the problem aggravated since the alternate day supply arrangement in the area from the command tank.
“For more than a week, we received WhatsApp messages from the ward president Capt Shalini that the water supply would be on alternate days. It was said in the message that water was being diverted to different areas and hence the supply would be curtailed from regular to alternate day. Now we are facing the crisis and dependent on tanker supply. Apart from that, the supply of water has been erratic in the back lane for a long time due to infrastructural fault. Now with this alternate day supply arrangement, people living in the back lane flats have been facing the acute crisis. We have written to the concerned department but nothing effective happened. Today's meeting with the MLA is a ray of hope. Yet we are not sure about the solution,” Gupta said.
As said by Gupta, residents from different pockets visited the DJB office in Dwarka few days back as well but no one was present there. Now, they met the DJB officials and the MLA to get a solution to the problem.
Gupta shared about the requirement in front of the MLA. He said, “There is an underground reservoir (UGR) at Sector 4, from which we all get water. That UGR gets water from Command Tank 3 (CT3). Now the supply from CT3 to UGR is low and the scarcity is there. We have asked the officials and the MLA to ensure nine feet supply to the UGR everyday. We are hopeful yet not sure.”
The residents and the RWA members said that there must be a clear picture for the solution. General Secretary of RWA at Surabhi Apartments, Sector 11, Ashok Bhardwaj said that the answer from the DJB officials was not clear and there seems to be no solution soon. “We want solution only. At least, they should communicate a timeline for the solution,” said Bhardwaj.