The OCW shocker has put 48 flat owners of the Rajabaksha Hanuman Mandir Flat Owners’ Association, near Government Medical College and Hospital in the dock.
The outrageous and slipshod state of affairs run by NMC’s Water Warks Department and subsequently by Orange City Water (OCW) Company jolted the flat-owners of an apartment scheme to the core. The OCW has sent water bills of Rs 10,34,639 and Rs 7,05,100 mentioning the amounts as unpaid and the arrears.
The OCW shocker has put 48 flat owners of the Rajabaksha Hanuman Mandir Flat Owners’ Association, near Government Medical College and Hospital in the dock. The Association President John Thomas told Nagpur Today “The apartment scheme has 48 flat-owners and has two water connections having two meters with numbers 2501537 and 2501620. The Association without fail makes the payment of water tax regularly since October 2001. The water connections are of 25 mm pipeline. The Association had paid the water bills on 23-07-2013 and there were absolutely no pending dues as the bills were paid in full. However, the flat-owners were shocked to find August water bills with staggering Rs 10,34,639 in the connection number 0906092 and Rs 7,05,100 in the connection number 0906093 totalling a whopping Rs 17,84,786 for only a month,” John Thomas said.
The shocked flat-owners led by John Thomas approached the Ward Corporator Yogesh Tiwari. Tiwari immediately talked with the management of OCW. The OCW Director Narendra Singh Naru, General Manager Mohd Ayyaz Sheikh, Manager Sachin Nemad visited the apartment scheme for inspection of the meters. The OCW officials and the flat-owners went blank after finding the NMC Water Works Department Meter Readers were noting only 4 figures instead of 5 figures of the meters thus sending bills with wrong and less amounts.
The Association President John Thomas has expressed some tangible solution to the monstrous problem in cooperation with the Corporator Yogesh Tiwari and the OCW officials.
… Ravikant Kamble