Dwarka: Borewells de-sealed to handle water crisis
Dwarka: Borewells de-sealed to handle water crisis
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Dwarka: Borewells de-sealed to handle water crisis DM Abhishek Dev (in pink shirt) and MLA Devender Sehrawat (second from right) during the meeting
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Dwarka: Borewells de-sealed to handle water crisis

In response to application sent by the RWAs to DM’s office, de-sealing of borewells has started in Sector 9, Dwarka.

The RWAs sought DM Abhishek Dev’s permission to start using the sealed borewells once again, as a water crisis has left the societies in panic. The matter was discussed by managements of eight societies in a meeting with the area MLA, Devender Sehrawat.

The de-sealing will benefit societies such as Paradise Apartments, Royale Residency and Manzil Apartments.

President of FORWAS (Federation of RWAs of Sector 9) Advocate KS Bhati said, “This is good news, and we are thankful to the authority for taking the matter seriously. This time, three societies have been picked for de-sealing —the same would be done for the remaining societies soon.”

On June 4, a meeting of RWA representatives and the NGT advisory committee, headed by the DM, was held to discuss the matter.   

Jayant Mandol, a resident of Manzil Apartments, said, “The advisory committee took the decision in favour of the people, as we were facing a water crisis. Moreover, the quality of water we got from the borewells was also good. So, de-sealing them made perfect sense.”

Earlier, in April, on the orders of National Green Tribunal a borewell sealing drive by the DJB began in Dwarka.

Eight societies began facing water crisis and people were compelled to buy water from private tankers.

The RWAs and managements were thus prompted to action, and went to NGT court, seeking a de-sealing of the borewells.