Gurgaon residents hit the road for water, power
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Gurgaon residents hit the road for water, power

For over two weeks, residents are dependent on water tankers. The problem has multiplied due to erratic power supply forcing them to come out in protest against inaction of authorities.

Gurgaon residents hit the road for water, power Protesters holding demonstration with placards and empty buckets in front of deputy commissioner’s office

Agitated over erratic water supply and frequent power cuts, residents of DLF City Phase I, II & III, Ardee City, Sushant Lok and Sun City marched to the office of the Gurgaon deputy commissioner’s office in protest. They submitted a memorandum to him, highlighting failure of the civic authorities to mitigate their grievances.

The residents have been complaining about the power and water crisis for one year now. But rather than providing the residents the much-needed relief, RS Rathee, president of Gurgaon Citizen Club, alleged that the authorities tried to suppress the voice of the allottees in connivance with builders.

“For over two weeks, the residents are facing acute shortage of water. This problem has multiplied due to erratic power supply. The residents are left with no option but to depend on water tankers and generator sets for electricity,” rued a resident.

He said while the builders don’t pay heed to their woes, government agencies either indulge in blame game or offer lame excuses.

"We have come here to protest against various government departments for their inaction,” said Dr Suresh Chaudhary, a resident of DLF Phase-I.

He pointed out that while these civic agencies failed to provide basic amenities to the citizens, the builders are sitting on a proposal to undertake construction of underground water tanks to connect to boosting station to ensure water supply to high altitudes and remote areas.

Lack of proper electricity infrastructure has added to the water woes of the residents of the city, he said.

Joginder Singh, former President of Sushant Lok RWA, regretted that a number of letters written by the RWA to Deputy Commissioner, the director, Town and Country Planning, and other civic agencies from time to time went unanswered. Neither they bothered to respond to the desperate appeals of the residents, nor did they take any action to solve the problems at hand.

“It has become a routine with the civic agencies not to respond to the calls of residents and welfare associations even as various problems keep piling up,” he added.