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Gurgaon: The water boosting station in Sector 72 is awaiting commissioning by the GMDA after getting approved in August 2018. The construction work was allotted in February 2019 with a deadline of nine months.
The boosting station will cater to the increasing demand for water of the new sectors along the Southern Peripheral Road and Golf Course Road Extension. The project’s foundation stone was laid by CM Khattar in June 2019. It will have a capacity of 240 MLD and the estimated cost of construction is Rs 63 crore.
While the civil work was completed last year, the second phase including installation of machinery and its operation, started in February 2022, with a deadline of 12 months.
According to GMDA officials, work on the boosting station was initially hit by the pandemic and then by the annual ban on construction activities.
Moreover, the development authority is facing a challenge in acquisition of the land at least three locations, causing a delay in making the station operational. So while the station is nearing completion, its benefit is unlikely to be shared by residents in sectors 58 to 80.
“The work has been held up because of a land parcel of 500m, which hasn’t been acquired yet, for laying the inlet and outlet pipeline between Chandu Budhera WTP and the boosting station. Similarly, there are small patches near Sector 36A and the junction of CPR and NPR, which has become a major hindrance in the commissioning of this boosting station. We have been regularly taking up this matter with the departments concerned. While the civil work was completed last year, about 90% of equipment installation has already been done and the remaining work will be done by next month,” said Rajesh Bansal, chief engineer of GMDA.
Vaibhav Chauhan, RWA president of CHD Avenue 71 said that 800 families are facing shortage of water for the last four days as the GMDA supply has stopped. “To meet the daily requirements, we are forced to depend upon water tankers. On a daily basis, we are buying around 25 tankers. This is making the residents vulnerable to water-borne diseases. The new boosting station is adjoining our boundary, but it is not functional,” he said.
A GMDA official said, “We have been supplying water from the Sector 51 boosting station to these areas, but it is a temporary arrangement. There is a shortage from the existing boosting station.”


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