Three letters were sent to MCG officials on August 18 and 22. Last week, GMDA was given charge of managing internal water supply of sectors 55, 56 and 57after recurring complaints by residents. Normally, GMDA is responsible for supplying water while MCG has to maintain the internal distribution network of the areas under its jurisdiction.
The authority and the civic body are currently being led by the same person — a move that was perceived as a way to synergise planning and execution of development work in the city.
In one of the letters, a GMDA official said that pumping machinery of the boosting station in Block A of Sushant Lok-2 was out of order and MCG officials had failed to rectify the flaw. A spare motor was found missing and electronic infrastructure wasn’t functioning properly. Similarly, a tubewell in Sushant Lok-2 was not functioning due to faulty motor pumps, the official alleged.
“Due to faulty machinery at the boosting station, water supply is not reaching till the end of Sector 55 and the pump installed after repair is not lifting water properly in the premises of the boosting station. No action has been initiated by any of the officers of MCG looking after the water supply so as to resolve the issue and a standby motor pump is still missing from the said boosting station,” the letter read.“… it is clear that MCG officials have failed to perform their duties,” the official added.
When asked, a senior MCG official said there is water shortage in the city. “If someone has been given charge, a few things will be pointed out,” the official said. Residents also alleged that their grievances were often ignored.
“From junior engineers to executive engineers, no one picks up our calls. We are fed up with the functioning of MCG. People living in A, A1 and B blocks have been dealing with the water crisis over the past two months. It has become a tough task for us to make MCG officials carry out any civic work in the colony,” said Pawan Yadav, RWA president of Sushant Lok-2 and -3.