Tried of putting up with inadequate power infrastructure that often leads to power cuts when load increases in summer, residents of Ardee City, Sector 52, have appealed to the Haryana government for help. The residents who held a protest on April 23 over frequent outages said the power situation has improved a bit, thanks mostly to the cooler weather last week.
The group has written to the town planning department and the urban local bodies department drawing their attention to inadequate power infrastructure in the locality.
TN Kaul, a resident and former RWA president, said, “Five megawatt (5 MW) electricity load was sanctioned for Ardee City decades ago when consumption in peak summer was low. Now, the colony requires almost double the sanctioned load. The developer and Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitaran Nigam (DHBVN) are hand in glove and are passing the buck while residents continue to suffer every summer.”
Angry residents had entered the developer’s site office shouting slogans during their protest on April 23. The protesters had included several senior citizens and children.
Ardee Infrastructure Private Limited, however, said the management has applied for an additional 5 MW supply to the DHBVN and was waiting for a nod from the department.
Chaitali Mandhotra, one of the residents who took part in the protest , said, “The developer and DHBVN officials are trying to divert focus from the real issue to minor problems such as short circuits, tree branches etc. But the actual issue is the inadequate power available with the developer. We want the government to address this issue before transfer of colony to Municipal Corporation of Gurugram.”
Anil Hasija, general manager, Ardee Infrastructure Limited, said, “As we said earlier, we have applied for the additional 5MW load and hope to get a nod soon. As soon as we get the nod, we will upgrade the infrastructure accordingly.”