After the significant lapses in the maintenance, the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has initiated legal action against the contractor of Chandu Budhera water treatment plant.
Citing the reasons for the action, an official said that the contractor was due to increase the water supply capacity from 200 MLD (million gallons a day) to 300 MLD but it was not done by them.
The contractor did not act even after many reminders which were sent in last six months. The GMDA may also blacklist the company.
The Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) has appointed the contractor in 2011. The responsibility of water supply was passed from the Huda to the GMDA in January 2018.
Lalit Arora, superintending engineer (SE), GMDA, said, “The contractor has shown a negligent attitude despite our reminders and has failed to put in place the necessary infrastructure to augment water supply from the plant.”
“We have communicated the matter to Huda, which had appointed the contractor. The GMDA will initiate action as per the terms and conditions of the agreement. The action may include blacklisting the company or contractor and forfeiting the bank guarantee, among others. We will take action very soon,” Arora said.
“In February, we had commissioned the second unit of 22 MGD at Chandu Budhera plant and the third unit was to be commissioned. However, we have adequate water to feed the city and fortunately, there is no complaint of water shortage this season, till date,” Sandeep Dahiya, executive engineer, GMDA, said.TAGS: Water treatment plant in Gurgaon / Chandu Budhera water treatment plant / Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority / Haryana Urban Development Authority / Gurgaon news