Yet another Gurgaon summer without enough water
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Yet another Gurgaon summer without enough water

“The government should either ensure regular supply of water or arrange free tankers for residents,” say RWA presidents.

Yet another Gurgaon summer without enough water

Several parts of Gurgaon are facing an acute shortage of water. The majority of the residents and RWAs allege that the problem has surfaced due to Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) taking over the areas under Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA). Residents said MCG neither has the expertise nor the resources to manage the water situation in the city.  

Residents across several HUDA sectors and even private colonies feel that they have become victims of the shortsighted government policies and process, which did not envisage the problems that could happen because of the proposed sector transfer scheme.

As a result, sectors 21, 22, 23, Sector 17, Sushant Lok, South City II, Mayfield Garden and Sector 56 and adjoining areas are facing problems of inadequate and irregular supply of water.

More than 600 families in Sector 56 are suffering due to the water crisis. They met the senior town planner on Monday and requested him to visit their area. “First there were problems caused by regular leakages at Iffco Chowk and Signature Tower due to flyover work. We thought that this was just for a day or two," said Sudhir Bhardwaj, RWA president Sector 56. "But the shortages have assumed a menacing proportion.”

The situation is so poor that in many areas residents have been forced to buy tankers from unauthorised suppliers. The cost of these tankers varies from Rs 600 to Rs 1,000, depending on the capacity. In many areas, tankers are called for every other day to meet the water needs. To make things worse, the quality of the water is also quite poor. 

“Some parts of Mayfield Garden are facing acute shortage and people are forced to buy tankers regularly," said Commander (Retd) Dharmvir Yadav, former president of the Mayfield Garden RWA, Sector 51. "The government should resolve the situation right away."

Residents allege that old pumps and equipment at the pumping stations are also responsible for this shortage. Recently, Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) had sent a notice to HUDA that power supply would be stopped to the water treatment plants at Chandu Budhera and Basai if the urban authority does not pay electricity charges.

Residents fear that if this happens the situation could worsen. “The government should either ensure regular supply of water or arrange free tankers for residents,” said Neeraj Yadav, RWA president of Sushant Lok II.

The wet story doesn't end there. The rampant use of water pumps in individual homes to boost the supply is adding to the water woes.