GURGAON: Residents of DLF City are planning to stage a protest outside DLF’s local office over the continuing water crisis in Phase I on Wednesday.
While the residents have alleged that the developer had failed to meet the water demands forcing them to depend on private tankers, the company has expressed its helplessness claiming that it is not getting enough canal water to meet the requirement.
Residents from almost all parts of DLF City have been complaining against inadequate water supply for over a month.
Last Thursday, the developer had issued a letter to the Gurgaon Citizens’ Council, a residents’ organization, stating how they were facing water supply problems from HUDA from May 14 to 17.
On the other hand, a delegation of the residents’ welfare association (RWA) met HUDA administrator Praveen Kumar on Monday and highlighted the acute water shortage problem in Phase III. According to an official release, Kumar visited the affected blocks and decided that the authority would take over the construction work of water facilities in S-block and it would be completed within 15-20 days.
HUDA has also decided to install a 400HP booster at Basai water treatment plant within a week to augment the water supply. At present, the irrigation department supplies 100 cusecs of water to HUDA while 43 cusecs more is needed to meet the present demand.
It was also decided at the meeting that another 400HP booster pump would be installed at the Sector 16 boosting station from where canal water is pumped to DLF areas. Moreover, a 500kVA genset would be installed at the boosting station to meet the emergency electricity requirement for the pump.
The administrator also directed the private developer to increase the number of water tankers so that these reach the residents as soon as possible. HUDA claimed that issues related to the allowing of water tanks to enter private colonies were held with the traffic police officers.