Gurgaon ATS Kocoon residents allege 'water mafia' damaged water pipeline

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Posted: Feb 21, 2019

The residents of ATS Kocoon, a high-rise in Gurgaon’s Sector 109, have alleged that members of a ‘water mafia’ damaged water pipeline of the society on Sunday night. The residents also alleged that the mafia members threatened them to buy private water tankers from them.

According to a report published in Hindustan Times, the society had received a water connection just a fortnight ago.

On Monday, the maintenance agency of ATS Kocoon lodged a complaint with the police against two persons for destroying their Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA)-authorised water pipeline. The FIR has been registered.

Located along the Dwarka Expressway, ATS Kocoon has about 444 flats and around 100 families are already living here for the past one-and-a-half years.

In their complaint, the management alleged that on Sunday, two persons riding a JCB machine destroyed the pipeline located in front of the society. They also told the staff to buy water by paying Rs 3,000 per tanker.

They also alleged that the two persons who destroyed the pipeline used to supply water tankers to the society earlier.

Vishal Kumar, senior executive, administration, ATS Kocoon, who lodged the FIR said, “After receiving proper water connection from GMDA, we had stopped buying tankers. It all started on Saturday night when two men damaged the line but we reconnected it the next day. On Sunday night, they destroyed it again and threatened us.”

Explaining how they had been coping in absence of a proper water line in the past, Kumar said that they mostly used GMDA-authorised tankers from Basai water treatment plant, but sometimes also hired private tankers from locals.

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