Dues not paid, water supply to three societies snapped in Gurgaon | Gurgaon News

GURGAON: Several hundred families living in three societies-Vipul World in Sector 48, Mayfield Garden in Sector 51 and BPTP Amstoria in Sector 102- are likely to face a water crisis as the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has suspended supply to them over non-payment of dues.
Since the takeover of Vipul World and Mayfield Garden nearly eight months ago, the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) has been responsible for ensuring water supply to these colonies.
However, MCG and the developers earlier in charge of the societies, have not paid the pending water bills to GMDA.
Jaiveer Yadav, RWA president of Vipul World, said MCG needs to pay the water charges for the past eight months. “The water dues have been pending for the past two years. The MCG has to pay the bills for the past eight months and recover the rest from the developer,” said Yadav.
He said the MCG should have recovered the dues from the developer during the takeover only but has not made any effort in that direction yet. “Due to the ignorance of the MCG, people are going to suffer,” he said.
An MCG official said the GMDA is yet to issue a notice relating to the suspension of the water supply, adding that residents should pay the water charges.
Another official said the corporation should have taken the connection in its name after doing away with the developers’ names and raised the water charges to the RWAs or residents.
On its end, GMDA claimed it is taking strict action over non-payment of dues by various licence holders in the city. The three societies are the first to face action.
“For long, these three licence holders have not cleared the dues for bulk water supply. Reminder notices have been sent thrice to the developers concerned, but there has been no action. Now, the GMDA has suspended their supply and will resume it after the clearance of dues. All beneficiaries are requested to clear the water charges timely to avoid such action,” said Shri Abhinav Verma, an executive engineer with GMDA.
Currently, the GMDA has outstanding payments amounting to Rs 2.9 crore from 40 license holders in the city. For Vipul World, the pending amount is Rs 72 lakh; and for Mayfield Garden, nearly Rs 50 lakh.
For BPTP, it is Rs 1 crore, which the developer has to pay. Rohit Mohan, senior vice president of the BPTP group, said, “We were already in discussion with the GMDA. The accounts are being reconciled. Any amount, post-reconciliation, would be cleared.”
The GMDA supplies approximately 545-570 MLD of potable water to the city and is ready to take up more projects shortly to augment the water supply.

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