GURGAON: A Rs 496-crore plan to build a pipeline network and sewerage lines in Gurgaon's new sectors is in a limbo because Huda hasn't been able to acquire about 7km of land. Huda is to lay 72 km of pipelines in sectors 58-115 for supply of recycled waste water from its sewage treatment plant in Dhanwapur for gardening and construction purposes.
According to sources in HUDA, work for laying the lines in sectors 58 to 80 is 98% complete. However, in sectors 81-115, only 45% work has been completed due to patches land that are yet to be acquired by the authority. A HUDA official said these stretches are on the sector 92/93 dividing road, the sector 84/85 dividing road, Pataudi road and Sector 63A.
However, the town and country planning department has already issued scores of licences for development of residential and commercial projects to developers in these new sectors. Of these, about 30 projects have already been completed and occupied with another 30 projects expected to be completed in the next six months. Presently, there is no exit for sewage water from these new colonies. It's mostly cleared by tankers fitted with super-sucker machines or let out in the open on vacant land. Similarly, the lack of availability of recycled wastewater for construction and gardening purposes had forced builders to resort to using groundwater illegally in the past for construction work.
The Punjab and Haryana high court had lashed out at Huda for delay in providing essential master services for water supply in sectors 68-80.
When TOI contacted executive engineer JK Sorot, he said, "We are aware of the situation and have recently apprised the Huda chief engineer in Panchkula. We have informed that a total length of 7.67 km of land is yet to be acquiredand sought that the same may be fast-tracked."
Here is one example of wastage, money and otherwise that creates breeding ground for epidemics.