Gurgaon water woes may continue till Wednesday

March 23rd, 2008 - 10:47 pm ICT by admin  

Gurgaon/Chandigarh, March 23 (IANS) The water scarcity being faced by residents of Haryana’s burgeoning city of Gurgaon, near Delhi, is unlikely to end in the next three days though the state government said efforts were on to restore supply in the Sonepat-Gurgaon canal. The water scarcity arose in over 70 percent areas of Gurgaon after a portion of the canal sunk in Jhajjar district Friday, leading to a cut in water supply.

Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner Rakesh Gupta Sunday said water tankers had been requisitioned from all areas around Gurgaon and nearby places to supply water to people.

“We have sought help from the army in the form of water tankers,” Gupta said.

Meanwhile, the state government announced plans in Chandigarh to construct a new national capital region (NCR) canal with 800 cusecs capacity to supply water to Gurgaon and nearby areas.

But the canal can only be completed in two more years.

The Haryana chief secretary chaired a meeting of officials in Chandigarh Sunday following the cut in water supply to areas in Gurgaon. He asked officials to restore supply at the earliest.

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