Earlier the shutdown was to be held from July 13 to 14th. However, it was delayed because of unfavorable weather conditions.
On August 22, many areas of Gurugram will not receive water supply for 24 hours. The inconvenience would be due to ongoing work construction on the arterial route.
The GMDA, or Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority, announced this news on Thursday. They will shut the main pipeline of water supply which starts from the Basai water treatment plant. The construction work is going on, on the arterial road between Dwarka Expressway and Umang Bhardwaj Chowk.
The infrastructure – II division executive engineer published a notice about the construction work. According to this notice, it is necessary to relocate the 1200 mm pipeline to build an arterial road in Gurugram. This road would connect Northern Peripheral Road (NPR) with the Umang Bhardwaj Chowk road.
Earlier, the schedule for completing this work was between July 13 and July 14. But, due to inconvenient weather conditions, the authorities delayed it. Now, they will complete it on August 22. It will start at 8 am on August 22 and last till 8 am on August 23. Therefore, the city will face a water supply shut down for a total of 24 hours.
Areas that will get affected
The areas of Gurugram that will get affected during this time are sectors 23 A, 23, 22, 21, 18, 17, 14, 12, 9, 5, and 4. As per the notice, some other colonies that will face a water supply shutdown are:
- Gurgaon village
- Carterpuri and adjacent areas
- Ashok Vihar phase 1 and 2
- Dharam Colony
- Sheetla Colony
- Rajiv Nagar
- Dayanand Colony
The authorities have advised the residents to use their stored water efficiently and wisely. Appropriate usage will help people avoid water shortages in the upcoming days.