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Electricity shortage followed by water crisis in Gurgaon
Initially, it was the acute electricity shortage in Gurgaon, which was creating nodus for the residents to survive the hot and humid conditions, but add to it the recent water crisis, Gurgaonites have been left in the dark. The Old City colonies have been facing water shortage of late.

The residents of many old city colonies have not received any water supply since the past few days. Particularly, residents of Bhim Nagar have been complaining that they have not received a single drop of water for the past five to six days. With Gurgaon witnessing soaring temperatures everyday, these residents are struggling to cope with the prevailing situation.

A Bhim Nagar resident told, “We are living at the mercy of some local people who are close to the area councilor. These people, at the recommendation of the councilor, manage to get some water tankers and we have to beg them to allow us to fill four-five buckets from these tankers. We have not received a drop of water for the past five days and it is getting impossible for old people and children to survive in these conditions.”

She added that the MCG authorities did not bother to reply to their complaints. When the residents call their office, they give the number of the junior engineer and the person never bothered to answer the phone. “We do not know whom to approach to resolve our misery.”

Om Nagar, Bhim Bagar and the adjoining areas also are affected by the water crisis.

Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon's commissioner, Praveen Kumar, admitted that Gurgaon is suffering from water crisis in the city. He said, “I agree that there is a severe water problem in the area and I have asked for an emergency meeting to be held on Wednesday morning to handle the serious situation. The problem of the residents is genuine and we are trying to provide some temporary solutions. We will increase the water tankers, to begin with.”

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