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Societies on the Noida Expressway will have to continue their wait for steady water supply. Work on underground water pipelines will take two more months to be completed.
The delay has been brought about by the model code of conduct which is in force in the state in view of the assembly elections. During the time it’s in effect, approval for new work cannot be granted.
In December last year, Noida Authority had promised residents that it would begin water supply by February this year, but failed to keep its promise. Even the patchwork for underground supply lines hasn't been completed.
According to an officer of the Authority, there were seven spots where the supply lines were damaged during the development of a culvert and roads in Sector 137. One of them is near Supertech Ecociti, a residential society in the sector.
RK Goyal, project engineer with the Authority, said, “Completion of the remaining work requires approval from the higher authorities. But it can’t be had now, with the model code of conduct in force. We will need to wait till the electoral process is over.”
He added, “The supply pipelines up to Flex Hospital are ready and supply will begin somewhere in April."
But residents are not to be mollified.
Vishnu Saini, a resident of Supertech Ecociti, said, “The problem is likely to escalate, with summers fast approaching. Societies don’t have water connection — and there isn’t any public tap in the area, where hundreds of construction labourers work every day.”
He added that the public park is slowly turning barren, with the plants and the green grass drying up under the sun in the absence of water. He complained, “The Authority doesn’t feel the need to send a water tanker for watering them. I seriously hope the officers don’t give any more excuses after the model code of conduct is lifted.”TAGS: Residents / Noida Expressway / Underground Water Pipelines / Noida Development Authority / Assembly Elections / Model Code of Conduct
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