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Residents bear brunt as DHBVn, builders differ on cost sharing

Electricity distribution agency DHBVN will send notices to eight major developers asking them to pay their share for upgradation of power supply infrastructure in their respective colonies.

delhi Updated: Jul 06, 2011 00:33 IST
Eshani Mathur

Electricity distribution agency DHBVN will send notices to eight major developers asking them to pay their share for upgradation of power supply infrastructure in their respective colonies.

The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHVBN) has also stopped issuing new connections in localities developed by these builders.

As per an agreement made in December last year, the developers and DHBVN will share the infrastructure upgradation cost as per the ratio of 75:25.

Gurgaon's nine localities were covered under the plan and the project cost R33.97 crore. Out of the total cost, only DLF Limited has given its share of R20 crore.

“We have completed the field survey and prepared notices for each colony on how much additional load is required to be set up. The notices will be sent within a week,” said SK Sachdeva, chief engineer of DHBVN.

The builders being served notices include Ansal Buildwell, Ansal Properties and Industries Limited, Unitech, Sheetal International and Uppal Housing, said VK Agarwal, executive engineer, DHBVN.

The discom had sent similar notices to these developers in January too.

Meanwhile, residents said they are caught between the crossfire and have been facing power outages due to this.

“Power supply is inadequate. We face long power cuts,” said Raman Sharma of Malibu Towne. Dharam Vir Yadav of Mayfield Garden echoed the concerns. “There are frequent power cuts due to the dispute.”