Residents of DLF Phase-2 protest against acute water crisis

Photo: City Spidey
Posted: Jun 24, 2019

Residents of DLF Phase-2 on Sunday protested against the authorities concerned for not providing a proper supply of piped water, resulting in a severe water shortage.

They complained that the supply did not even long for an hour in the past few months. In order to meet the daily requirements, they are left with no option than buying water from the tankers but that proves to be a costly affair for them.

According to a report published in NDTV, residents in areas like DLF Phase 1-3 and Sectors 27 and 43 have been affected and forced to spend as much as Rs 33,000 a month on water tankers.

In areas like DLF Phase 1, recently a broken pipeline led to five days without a drop of water!

Adding to their woes, the authorities cut off power frequently. Due to this, residents are unable to switch on the motor and fill water. Besides, supply in the form of muddy water makes the situation worse.

People who have been residing here for long blame the gap existing between demand and supply. They alleged that the Haryana government changed the master plan of the area in 2017 and allowed increased Floor Area ratio (FAR).

“On a 400-yard plot which was earlier meant for one or maximum two families is now allowed to have four more storeys. This is putting a toll on the basic amenities,” said one of the residents.

Meanwhile, the authorities concerned said that they are resolving the issue.

According to a survey by the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA), two lakh more people have settled in different societies in the area just over the last three years. The demand and supply gap is 21 million gallons per day.

TAGS: Gurugram news / local news on City Spidey / Gurugram news on City Spidey / water crisis / water shortage / acute water crisis / GMDA / civic body concerned / million gallons per day / piped water supply / residents protest