Dwarka residents face water scarcity as summer begins; forced to pay for tankers

Photo: City Spidey
Posted: Apr 13, 2019

As summer starts, the one thing which the residents across the sub-city has to face is the shortage of water, be it drinking or otherwise. People living in Sector 4, 5 and 11 are already suffering as they complain the reason for this crisis is the inadequate supply by the Delhi Jal Board (DJB).

Besides, the pressure of water is so low that it becomes insufficient for all, leaving them with no option than buying it from private tankers.

IM Khanna, organising secretary of the Federation of CGHS, told City Spidey, "We have been buying two tankers on an average for the past one week to meet our daily requirements. I had met DJB officials regarding the same. let us see when will it get resolved."

"Though the officials assured us of proper water supply but he still insisted on hiring tankers," he added.

“What is the point? I mean, this is just passing the buck. A full tanker costs us Rs 3500 and who will give a tanker without water?! DJB should do the needful,” Khanna stated.

Management of the societies across these sectors are sharing the issue on several WhatsApp groups, including residents and people from the authority concerned, so that it can be addressed.

KS Thakur,  president of Katyayani Apartments (Sector 4) said, "We have been facing difficulties from the past three weeks. DJB supplied the water to our societies after the federation of CGHS intervened but till when it would sustain is the question. It is their responsibility to take care of this regularly as consumption would be high in the months to come.”

KS Shukla, executive engineer (DJB) Dwarka said that tankers were supplied to the societies where problem occurred. He assured the matter has been taken into concern and his department would do the needful.


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