Residents of South Metropolis 2, who’ve been severely hit by a persistent water scarcity within the space because the imposition of the nationwide lockdown in March, are being compelled to purchase water for his or her day by day wants.
The residents of Block D mentioned that they’re struggling because of an acute scarcity of water and regardless of six months having handed, nothing has modified for them. These residents, who’re presently in a containment zone, are spending out of their pockets to get water.
Round 5,000 residents within the space have been depending on water tankers since March 22 because of water scarcity. As per the residents, the water move within the space is lower than regular. Additional some residents are utilizing boosting pumps, whereas some have constructed underground tanks, because of which the water stress is usually low and fails to achieve all the homes.
Bhupinder Singh, one of many residents, mentioned there isn’t any water provide for the previous one week. “The scenario has significantly worsened up to now week. There are three Covid-19 sufferers within the block and a portion of block is underneath containment. But, the authorities should not paying any heed to our issues. There isn’t any operator within the pump home and the operator’s quantity is switched off. We’ve got complained to each the Municipal Company of Gurugram (MCG) and the developer. Nevertheless, no motion has been taken to this point,” he mentioned.
Some residents have taken to social media, highlighting their plight and tagging the deputy commissioner and the commissioner of the MCG. They’ve even approached the chief minister concerning the persistent water scarcity.
One other resident, Jasbir Singh, mentioned, “It’s turning into very tough to handle with out water on a regular basis and spending ₹1,000 on tanker is once more not possible. Senior residents are the worst-hit” he mentioned.
Residents alleged that there isn’t any one to carry both the developer and the Municipal Company of Gurugram (MCG) accountable. Though the MCG has taken over the world, companies are nonetheless with the developer. They proceed accountable one another whereas the residents are compelled to bear the brunt.
Raman Sharma, chief engineer, MCG, mentioned that the water is provided by Gurugram Metropolitan Improvement Authority (GMDA) to the developer and is routed by them. “The pipelines have been being shifted. Nevertheless, the work is sort of over now.The water provide will resume by Sunday night time.” he mentioned.
A senior GMDA official, requesting anonymity, mentioned they’re wanting into the issue. A GMDA staff will examine the space on Monday and can attempt to resolve the difficulty on the earliest.
Regardless of repeated makes an attempt, the developer of South Metropolis 2 couldn’t be reached for remark.