After complying with Delhi Jal Board’s order of removing booster pumps, many societies across Dwarka have been struck by water shortage. Water tankers are being purchased to supplement the shortfall in supply. The problem stems from the low pressure of DJB's supply.
Harjit Bawa, a member of the managing committee of Dayanand Apartments in Sector 6, said, “We have removed the booster pumps a week ago. DJB has also stopped supplying its regular quota (free) of 20 kl to individual households. For the past four days, we are supplementing the deficit through water tankers. ”
Om Satyam Apartments in Sector 4 mirrors the same challenge. Brig Onkar Singh, president of the society, said, “We are not even getting one fourth of our sanctioned supply after disconnecting the booster pumps. We are dependent on private tankers, which have now hiked their prices. DJB should realise the seriousness of this situation and find a solution. The Federation of CGHS, Dwarka, is also following up on this issue.”
The problem is being discussed on social media platforms as well. A WhatsApp group, "Dwarka City Solution", is discussing the exorbitant rates of water tankers. Sometimes, tankers have been bought for Rs 25,000 too. “We are going back to the time when the sub-city depended on private tankers,” rued Bawa.
Speaking to City Spidey, Mohanlal Panda of Neelachal Apartments in Sector 4, said, “Our water supply has been interrupted for the past two days. This is probably due to the ongoing maintenance of the supply lines. DJB has not made any arrangement to address the crisis. We made some calls to the MLA, which went unanswered.”
Speaking on the issue, general secretary of Federation of CGHS, Sudha Sinha, said, “I have asked the managements of societies across Dwarka to write to the federation about the necessity of water tankers. We are already in touch with DJB and trying to resolve the issues.”