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Gurgaon: Here's what Vipul World goes through after rains

Posted: Jun 19, 2017     By Reena Dhankher

Sunday's pre-monsoon showers were enough to flood Vipul World, a residential complex in Sector 48, Gurgaon. The roads adjoining the area were submerged in three to four feet of water. Most cars parked on the roads broke down as a result of being submerged. The 22.2-mm rains also caused an eight-hour-long power outage.

This is not the first time the 140-acre society has faced a waterlogging problem. The area includes blocks A, F, B, C, D and R, Vipul Green and Tatvam villas. The worst-hit area was Block A. Frequent rains from Friday had caused even the basements to be submerged. It took the society's maintenance team 10 hours to remove all the water from the basement. 



Residents living in the society said they could not step out of their houses for 24 hours after the downpour. "I could not go to work on Saturday," said Kirti Bansal, a resident. "Neither have I been able to fetch groceries for home."

"Our society has 90 houses, of which 10 were flooded by Saturday," said Arun Dagar, president of the society's RWA. "The situation worsened this morning, as it again started pouring at 1 am. The maintenance team just got rid of all the water in the basement." 

The rain has also clogged the society's drainage system.

"The rains went on until 5 in the morning. It did not take long for the entire society to be flooded. Despite several requests to the HUDA officials, no one has come to lend us any support," added Yadav.

Mohammad Arshad, a representative of the Vipul core team, said, "We have requested HUDA to connect our stormwater drains to the Badshahpur drain. Even the payments have been made. But to our surprise, they suggested connecting it to their drainage system on Sohna Road, which is not practically possible. Our entire drainage system has been planned for that. Even our approvals are for connecting our stormwater lines to Badshahpur drain."

Dagar added, "The drain on Sohna Road is at a much higher level. It is 5 feet higher than the level of our drain line. How will water go up such a steep slope?"


TAGS: Gurgaon / Rains / Waterlogging / Monsoons / HUDA / Haryana Urban Development Authority / Sohna Road / Badshahpur drain