According to the residents, Block A, C-1, E, F and J have been hit by the water crisis for several weeks.   |  Photo Credit: iStock Images
- Residents of Block A, C-1, E, F and J have been hit by the water crisis for several weeks.
- The residents of many blocks claimed they are getting the water supply for only 15-minute a day.
Gurugram: Palam Vihar area in the Gurugram district of Haryana has been hit by a severe water crisis. The residents of the locality on Thursday met officials of Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) officials and complained about the water shortage.
According to the residents, Block A, C-1, E, F and J have been hit by the water crisis for several weeks.
The residents of many blocks claimed they are getting the water supply for only 15-minute a day, according to a report in Times of India. The residents accused the contractor of negligence towards their problems.
“Over 2,000 families in the colony are facing water crisis for the last two months. With the onset of summers, the situation has worsened. The water supply is lasting only 15 minutes. The situation is likely to worsen in the coming days if there is no action from MCG soon,” the report quoted Naresh Sharma, Vice-President of F Block RWA.
The residents further added that the water supply from Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) was restored after several meetings with officials. However, the shortage continues due to faulty supply systems, old pipes and other factors.
Meanwhile, the residents of the colony said they are forced to spend Rs 1,100 to 1,200 on a daily basis to meet their water requirements from private tankers. They also accused builders of using drinking water for construction purposes. The local residents alleged that no action has been taken despite repeated complaints to GMC officials.
“The municipal body needs to take immediate action to restore the water supply to our colonies from the water tanks. They should also upgrade the infrastructure for regular water supply,” said Sagar Ranjan, president of Palam Vihar residents’ association.