The overhead tank operator employed by Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam (GNN) in Vasundhara Sector 17 left for a family marriage function on evening of Dec 14 leaving thousands of Sector 17 residents without adequate water supply today morning. Although due to winters the demand for water has fallen down, many residents of Sector 17 checked in at the overhead tank after some people out for a morning walk told them about a marriage function happening within the premises, in which the overhead tank was located. The residents complained that as the operator was out of the city there was nobody to release water supply in morning hours although they had received erratic supply the previous evening. One of the operator’s guests who had come to attend the function came forward and opened up the supply at 7.45 in the morning.
The attitude of the operator surprised the GNN official. JE Water Works, Somendra Pratap Singh was apprised about the situation. He said that appropriate action would be taken against the operator and he would be shunted out soon.