MCG set to take over water, sewerage in private colonies

MCG set to take over water, sewerage in private colonies


GURUGRAM: MCG has constituted a committee to take over water and sewerage networks of all private colonies taken over by the civic body. The committee has been directed to submit a proposal-cum-report on phase-wise strategy for taking over water and sewerage networks of all these private colonies by February 17, stated an order released by the MCG commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh.
The MCG has been flooded with complaints regarding water supply and sewerage in the private colonies, including Sushant Lok 1, South City-I and II, Sun City and Palam Vihar among others following which it was decided to constitute a committee devoted to resolve the problems. The committee includes chief engineer, executive engineer of water supply and sewerage (WSS) for zone-I and II and concerned executive engineer of Zone-III and IV headed by additional commissioner-I, MCG.
“We will go and inspect the sewerage system in these private colonies and will accordingly make estimates of changes required. We shall also inspect the water supply system, take a stock of the number of operators in these colonies and will have to make estimates for the maintenance of water supply system so that it is run properly,” said Raman Sharma, chief engineer, MCG.
An MCG official said that the civic body has been receiving complaints on the water connections and sewerage in the private colonies, including Palam Vihar, Sun City, South City and Sushant Lok etc. “There are complaints where builders have taken Rs 1 lakh for water connection in the newly constructed houses. Moreover, complaints of inflated water bills have also been received from these private colonies. A meeting was also held recently to discuss these issues and after the committee submits its report, we are going to consider and resolve these complaints,” said the MCG official.
“The said constituted committee is directed to submit a proposal in the form of a report on phase-wise strategy for taking over the water and sewerage networks of all these private colonies, considering current infrastructure and manpower available and also the future requirements of the same,” read the order, a copy of which is with TOI.
The MCG on January 21 had constituted six committees, including one for water supply and sewerage. As per the order, the committee is responsible for issuing bills, recovery of water and sewerage charges and connections for the MCG area.





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