The maintenance of life-threatening 11,000 volt high tension (HT) electricity wire along Sohna Road has turned to be a costly affair for about 1,000 people living in an upscale society.
The residents of Bellevue Central Park-II claim that they have spent Rs. 15 lakh on the repair of HT cable in just one year. They say that the power discom — Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitaran Nigam (DHBVN) — does not pay any heed to their complaints about the faults such as short circuit.
Finally, the onus of getting the problems rectified comes on the consumers. “It takes two to three days to get the wires repaired at a cost ranging from Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 1.5 lakh. And in the last one year, we have spent R15 lakh on HT repair and about Rs. 40 lakh on diesel because we use generator sets,” said Arpan Anand, president of Bellevue Central Park-II Condominium Association.
According to residents, HT wire gets burned on a regular basis. Despite several complaints, the department has failed to take this matter seriously since the colony came up in 2010. “As a result of the consistent problem, residents are feeling undue financial pressure. It is the responsibility of DHBVN to maintain the HT cable. The heavy security amount of Rs. 44 lakh has been taken by the department for no service from it,” Anand rued.
When contacted, a senior DHBVN official said, “I have no knowledge about the issue at all. I will ask the officials concerned to inspect and report me in a couple of days.”