Water pipeline bursts near Rajiv Chowk, crisis looms large!
The master water pipeline has once again burst near Rajiv Chowk early on April 22, affecting water supply in areas near NH8 such as sectors 39, 47, 46, and 32.
The incident happened during the construction work of an underpass at Rajiv Chowk. An official of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) said that a police complaint would be lodged against the NHAI-appointed (National Highways Authority of India) contractor.
NHAI is widening the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway and constructing underpasses at Rajiv Chowk, Iffco Chowk and Signature Tower, and a flyover at Hero Honda Chowk.
HUDA has stopped the water supply from the plant. Virender Singh Malik, sub divisional officer (SDO), HUDA, told City Spidey, “Water pipeline was damaged during digging in a manner similar to that of earlier incidents at South City I and Sector 17C. Several sectors, such as sectors 37, 39, 47 and 49, have been affected but we will try to restore the supply by late evening.”
Officials of Gawar Construction, the contractor, were not available for comment.
A senior NHAI official said that the needful action would be initiated against the contractor for committing such serious faults, if any. Dinesh Yadav, general manager, Gurgaon range, NHAI, said, “We have not received any complaint, but if we do, we will take action.”
Meanwhile, residents are fearing the worst. "We already have erratic water supply. We have no idea about the damage, but we will have to be prepared for the worst. We rely on private suppliers for our domestic needs,” said Sudhir Yadav, resident Sector 47.