Although a damaged water pipeline is cited as the reason for the water shortage, private tankers were sourced to supply water for over 72 hours, including on Monday. On Sunday, agitated residents took to blocking the road outside the society, creating a traffic snarl.
Blaming the builder for the lack of amenities, the residents also complained of frequent power cuts adding to the problems. The society comprises 517 units with over 1,500 residents currently living in the complex. Since the project is under builder control due to a lack of an occupation certificate (OC) and pending completion certificate (CC), the society does not have an Apartment Owners Association (AOA).
“We have been facing overall electricity and water shortage in the society for the last three months. But since the past 2-3 days, there has been a major water supply issue in the society. We had to get water from tankers. Apart from that there is routine electric fluctuating which results in pumps not working well to draw water or the smooth functioning of the lifts. Many people have got stuck in lifts due to poor maintenance and lack of service since last few months,” said Dileep Mishra, a resident of Galaxy Royale.
Even as agitated residents protested against the builder and formed a human chain to block traffic on Sunday, the local Bisrakh police were called which managed to disrupt the crowd by evening.
On Monday, the situation remained the same as the water supply was absent. Shrey Shankar, another resident of the complex, told TOI that about 1,500 residents have been facing water shortages and supply disruptions for nearly the past 4 days. On Sunday, the situation became grave as no supply came into homes in the morning. “Since the builder has not cleared his dues to the authority, there is no Ganga water supply in the complex either. We had to resort to getting water tankers. On top of that, power cuts occurred frequently,” said Shankar.
Pradeep Agrawalla, owner of Galaxy Group, said that a water pipeline had burst and got damaged, leading to an initial supply shortage and later no supply as it took time to fix it.
“The water pipeline is 2″ whereas it has to be minimal 4″ wide. We tried to get the pipe fixed but it took time. We are now in the process of having a wider pipeline to avoid the problem. It will take about a week for the water supply to become normal. The Greater Noida Authority is assisting us in the work. Till then we will ensure tankers and diverted supply so that residents do not suffer,” he said.
Published On Aug 8, 2023 at 11:30 AM IST
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