SC Arora, project engineer with Noida Authority, said they had sent several notices to defaulters about the pending bills, but since no payment was made, they had to take action.
On Thursday, the Jal Department of Noida Authority disconnected water supply to 29 defaulters, who had collectively not paid water bills of Rs 3 crore. According to authorities, these include residential societies, commercial buildings and independent houses.
SC Arora, project engineer with Noida Authority, said they had sent several notices to defaulters about the pending bills, but since no payment was made, they had to take action. “If the water bills are paid, supply will resume,” he said.
"Among residential defaulters are seven houses in Sector 37 and Omaxe Forest Spa in Sector 93 B. We have also disconnected the water supply to Yatharth Hospital in Sector 110, among commercial defaulters,” Arora added.
On February 28, Noida Authority had issued an ultimatum to nearly 250 defaulters whose collective unpaid bills went up to Rs 28 crore.
“Over 240 defaulters owe water bills each of nearly Rs 1 lakh, while some independent houses have outstanding dues of more than Rs 5 lakh. We had warned them to pay up or face disconnection,” said an official. “There are some allottees who have not paid up for the past 10 years! We have arrears to collect and now we are getting down to business.”