Tuesday, April 30, 2013

* The 'Luxury' on 'Paper'....

The advertisement was out in all News Papers with bold caption….

"We launch this ambitious, unique Apartment Complex with its own distinct special features…. We are specially naming the Complex as “Sparkling Mansions around Sprinkling Waters (SMSW), our prestigious Project for the next two years…. And there is a strong reason for picking up this name….

The Complex would be provided with a modern concealed lighting facility covered by colored glasses laid out all around in such a way so that when the the System is switched on, the whole Complex glitters instantly with various shades and colors and would be well visible for a few kilometers away as a Unique Structure in the city!  We are planning to spend a few lakh for this feature and are sincerely hoping that this will enchant every one living around….

“The Sprinkling Waters is a Special Scheme where in a Central Place of the Complex on a huge area, thin jets of waters will be sprayed with force from top  along with air thrown down from a number of fans arranged all round.... The waters thus evaporated instantly cool the surroundings....The place is planned to be arranged with permanent benches and tables so that the residents at any time can relax with their families and friends under this cooling effect where the heat and sweat of summer are out in no time!  This facility is estimated to cost around......... and we advise the concerned Authorities in future to collect specific charges for use of this precious facility by the bonafide residents....

We wish to say here that for use of these two extra facilities to be imported and installed in the Housing Complex Area, we have a special permission from the Authorities for their use in a liberal way.... 

"Further to these Features, The Housing Complex is equipped with the usual X X X X...."

No doubt, the Apartments in the Complex were in high demand and  in no time were booked against huge advance payments…. Soon, the individual Apartments were completed and handed over in time with the one hundred percent back up of what was promised…. And People around were all in praise for the same for a while.... The summer season approached….

As usual, there were shortages of Water and Power due to scanty rains in the year and every one thought it would only be a matter of time.... But unfortunately, the situation soon became so acute that the Authorities quickly started rationing the precious items among Public and as a first step put a total stop to the use of all luxury facilities in the City…. Thus the 'Special Features' of the Housing Complex remained shut for that summer and unfortunately the problem never ended there, the shortages continued for the whole year due to lack of rains in the following rainy season and the rations continued for the next summer….

By that time, the 'Precious Systems' of the Complex got rusted and broken down due to non use and non maintenance and there after remained only as Show Pieces around with the 'Name of the Housing Complex'  alone glittering and the 'Precious Waters' sprinkling out in thin jets from taps of the Apartment Houses!

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