The Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) is all set to supply 5-6 million gallons daily (MGD) additional water to suffice the daily water requirement of New Gurgaon areas from the Sector 16 boosting station.
The trial run began on Sunday evening for the newly-laid 2 km long 1,200-mm water pipeline for augmenting 5-6 MGD water at the Sector 16 boosting station by the Huda engineers.
The experiment will continue for a couple of days to flush out the dirty water and clean the pipeline. The supply of 5-6 MGD water will begin for areas facing water shortage.
The Basai water plant, the main source of water till date in the city, will pump 5-6 MGD water for the 1,200-mm pipeline.
“We have apprised Huda administrator Praveen Kumar of the trial run. The pipeline is ready and has been connected with the main water tank at Sector 16,” said RS Kataria, sub divisional officer, Huda.
The New Gurgaon localities such as DLF, South City, Ardee City, Sushant Lok and several other areas face acute water crisis every summer.
The Huda — that did not have infrastructure to supply 5-6 MGD water through pipelines — was forced to lay an additional 1,200 mm pipeline to augment water supply at the Sector 16 boosting station, from where all the New Gurgaon areas are connected.
From the Sector 16 boosting station, three main pipelines branch out — one towards Cyber City, second along MG Road and third towards Huda City Centre Metro station.
A senior Huda official said New Gurgaon currently receives 17-19 MGD water from the Sector 16 boosting station. Once the additional 5-6 MGD run begins, nearly 25 MGD water will be supplied to the residents of New Gurgaon. “I wish Huda starts supplying water at the earliest. The pressure in the pipeline is currently low and we use tankers to fulfill our daily water needs,” said Baljit Singh, general manager, DLF Estate.