They alleged that they have made repeated complaints to the authorities to no avail. Sewage overflowing on to the roads, raising a stink and creating unhygienic surroundings, they said. Ashwani Duggal, general secretary of South City 1 RWA, said the problem isn’t just limited to the C block.
Drains are overflowing in various blocks of the colony such as A, K, Q and N over the past three months. “We have been struggling to deal with MCG staff as they don’t have equipment and machinery to clean the line. They have been asked to use a super sucker machine to clean the drain but it has not been arranged so far. In the past too, we have spent from our own pockets to clear the sewer line but it is not our job to do,” he said.
The existing infrastructure is already crumbling and there is accumulated water that has become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. The residents argued that with the government allowing the fourfloor policy and increasing FAR (floor-area-ratio), the lack of regular maintenance has added to their woes. “I haven’t seen them de – silting the sewer lines in the past.
All they do is offer temporary relief. The problem crops up again within a few days. With increasing population, the existing infrastructure is found to be inadequate to meet the rising demand. We are running pillar to post to clear the sewer lines but it has not yielded any positive result. Internal lanes of the colony have been flooded with wastewater, making it diffi – cult for pedestrians to walk,” said Kamal Sapra, a resident of C block. MCG chief engineer Vishal Bansal said, “I will get the complaint checked and swift action will be taken to resolve the problem soon.”