The residents along with Residents Welfare Associations (RWAs) and Managing Committees (MCs) on Sunday raised their voice against the sealing of bore wells in Sector-9 in a meeting with MLA Col Devinder Sehrawat. The meeting was conducted at Paradise Apartments.
People from various societies put forward their points related to water crisis in the societies after the sealing of those bore wells. They said that about 17 Cooperative Group Housing Societies were facing water scarcity after the sealing of bore wells by the SDM office and Delhi Jal Board (DJB).
Along with the MLA, executive engineer of Delhi Jal Board, Anil Sharma was also present in the meeting. After listening to the points, MLA assured that he would discuss the matter with deputy commissioner for de-sealing of bore wells and find a solution to the water problem as soon as possible.
President of Paradise Apartments, Amit Arora said, “MLA has assured us about solution and suggested us to meet the DC with the representatives of the societies so that the subject would effectively be raised and put in front of the administration. We are hopeful as he confidently addressed the issue.”
MLA visited other societies too to get hold of the issue closely. He visited Gayatri Apartments, Manzil Apartments, Royal Residency Apartments and met the residents.
Treasurer of Federation of RWAs of Sector-9 (FORWAS), YR Arya said, “We are hopeful about what MLA had said. He suggested us to meet DC with the representatives of each society. Two persons from each society would be in the team to meet the DC.”
Earlier this month, the process of sealing carried out in Sector 9 on the order of NGT (National Green Tribunal). According to an official of DJB, the bore wells are being sealed in the area when it is illegal or dug up without permission.
According to officials, DJB has been directed to submit a list of all the tube wells, bore wells, wells in the area with contamination of groundwater in Delhi. Also, legal bore wells or tube wells are being checked to check contamination and it would be marked red if found unfit for consumption.