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Sealing of borewells: Residents of Dwarka meet DJB official over water crisis

Posted: Apr 16, 2018     By Akhilesh Pandey

Agitated over the ongoing water crisis in the area and the issue of sealing of borewells in Sector 9 in Dwarka, a delegation of Federation of Cooperative Group Housing Society (FCGHS) and Federation of RWAs, met Delhi Jal Board official on Monday.

People shared their concerns to the official at his office in Sector 5. People met with Anil Sharma, the Executive Engineer of Delhi Jal board, Dwarka, and requested him to look into the matter.

General Secretary of FCGHS, Sudha Sinha said to City Spidey, “It was an extensive discussion with the engineer. We requested to DJB that they should ensure proper supply of water through tankers until the matter is resolved.”

“Engineer assured that DJB will provide two to three tankers to each society to meet the demand until the issues are resolved.” Sudha further informed.

“From 27 April whenever there will be a date of the sealing case, we will also be fighting for the right,” said Sudha.

According to the people who participated in the meeting, DJB official said that an inspection would be done in each of the society in Sector 7 where the sealing was done.

DJB official said that they will provide water tankers to fulfil the requirement in the societies where there is water shortage due to the sealing of borewell.

City Spidey had a talk with Executive Engineer of DJB, Anil Sharma. He said, “ We will check the societies for any water crisis. If there is a crisis we will be supplying water through tankers.”

In Dwarka, sealing of borewells is being carried out on the order of the NGT. The sealing is being done by the SDM office with the help of Delhi Jal Board.

Yesterday, an emergency meeting was also organised by the residents of the sector at Manzil Apartments in Sector 9 and discussed the issue and existing problem.

General Secretary of FORWAS, MK Singh said to City Spidey, “ In continuation of yesterday’s meeting of FORWAS and FCGHS, today representatives of our sector and FORWAS and FCGHS met with DJB executive  engineer.”

“We have discussed the subject with him and requested him to give a solution. On the other hand, it has been decided that FORWAS will explore the possibility to become a petitioner in NGT (National Green Tribunal) for the solution of this issue,” said Singh.

TAGS: Sealing of borewells / Water crisis in Dwarka / Delhi Jal Board / National Green Tribunal / Residents of Dwarka meet DJB official

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