Dwarka: Rain forecast frets residents at Adarsh Apartment

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Dwarka: Rain forecast frets residents at Adarsh Apartment

The residents started fearing the worst given the infrastructural limitations inside the society

Dwarka: Rain forecast frets residents at Adarsh Apartment Waterlogging in Adarsh appartments on Saturday

Dwarka: The residents of Adarsh Apartments, Sector 3, Pocket 16, Dwarka, are yet to get over the trauma that they faced after recent rain. Now with the rain forecast this week, the residents started fearing the worst given the infrastructural limitations inside the society. In fact, it rained heavily for a short duration on Thursday morning.

The severe waterlogging had thrown the life out of gear after Saturday's rain. Even the residents had to take shelter in friends' and relatives' houses. The residents are fearing that they may face the same situation again.

Huge waterlogging after heavy rain on Saturday

Their fear was palpable as CitySpidey talked to President of Resident Welfare Association (RWA) Ashwini Thakur. Visibly worried over the rain forecast this week, he said that the rainwater was cleared from the society but the sewer water accumulation problem still persists, the pump is running for hours to control the overflow.

He said, “Our lanes have dried up but our sewer tank is full of water and despite the process to pump out water, yet the level is not going down. It seems that there is some issue in the sewer system as sewer water is returning back from Sector 5. The municipal corporation pumps which were functioning in the society have been ordered to be taken back. Our own pump is running for the last 12 hours continuously but the tank is still full. Obviously, we cannot afford any more rain.”

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Ashwini Thakur shared a video with his voice explaining the present situation and the crisis.

The General Secretary of RWA, Devesh Mundepi also shared his concerns with the present state of society. He called for the immediate attention of the authorities as the overflowing sewer water tank could make matter worse if there is heavy rain again.

According to the officials from Delhi Development Authority (DDA), South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) and also Delhi Jal Board (DJB) who visited the society, the entire pocket is dependent on the pump installed in the pocket which pumps out the accumulated water from the society after rain.

They said that the waterlogging happened last week because the pump was not working. As shared by RWA, there are three pumps, in which two were defunct and one was working but it got damaged due to pressure of heavy rain causing huge waterlogging in the society.

“Apart from the non-functional pumps, the society is in a low-lying area. The drainage system and sewer networks in and around the society are not in good condition. We are still in crisis looking at the forecast for rain this week. The authorities must look into it seriously,” said Mundepi.