Water Scarcity, Power Shortage Hit Gurgaon

The residents of Gurgaon are now facing acute water scarcity and power shortage. HT-C Fore Survey states that these issues to reach the worst level by 2021.

How people can live without water? It is impossible. Though the property experts may say that amenities and facilities are what determining the prices of a project, the first thing any home buyer will be asking is ample water supply in the project. No one likes to live in an area which faces water scarcity.

Earlier Gurgaon was considered as one of the most sought after locations in the NCR. The residents feel that the city is no more suitable for healthy living as the city is facing various issues like water scarcity, power shortage, weak waste management system, and many similar issues.

Gurgaon, being a hub of many MNCs and other corporates, attracts huge population. While housing remains a major problem for the city, those who have acquired homes now are troubled with water scarcity and other problems.

The residents alleged the civic body for not taking care of the measurements required for assuring ample water and sufficient power to the residents. The residents are really unhappy with the situation, HT-C Fore Survey reports.

A mismatch exists between the demand and the supply of water. The city requires 110MGD water per day. However the supply is only 550MGD. It means that only a half of the demand is supplied by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), the sole agency responsible for providing ample water supply.

Besides water scarcity power shortage also affects the life of the residents. The residents say that most of them depend on generators for power. The supply-demand mismatch is visible here too.

While the city demands 1500MW daily, only 900-1100MW is supplied. Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitaran Nigam (DHBVN) finds no way to provide sufficient power in the city.