Residents of Rail Vihar Apartments are fed up of apprising the concerned authorities of acute water shortage in their area.Reeling under water shortage for a long time now, authorities have done nothing to solve the grievances of the residents of the apartment in Sector 56.
Residents' complain that taps are running dry and they are being charged for water which they don't receive.
Around 2000 inhabitants across 444 flats are affected due to the issue.
Residents told Cityplus that initially, HUDA used to supply around 8,500 litres per day. From February to September, the apartment received an average supply of 21 litres ever day for 8 months. But with time, the supply has been affected.
"This area has many societies and it might be difficult for HUDA to supply water in our society. But, we should at least get water at par with our requirement," said RWA president of Aravali View Rail Vihar, Subhash C Saxena.
The building faced the worst for 19 months from July 2010 to January 2012, when the metres had a nil reading and they were still charged at the average rate for the water being supplied.
A resident of the society, Sunita Yadav, said, "We have been living without proper supply of drinking water for a very long time. We have to purchase drinking water every single or alternate day, which gets very expensive for us." Meanwhile, residents are meeting their demands by extracting groundwater.
HUDA has already proposed a canal water connection, but the provision has not yet been made.
Residents have apprised about the issue to the HUDA several times but have failed to elicit any response.
When contacted, junior engineer of Division I - HUDA Om Prakash Dalal told Cityplus, "The supply of water might be less but we are trying to give as much as we can provide them with. Moreover, we are also installing boosters in a couple of days. This will ensure fast and better flow of water."