DHVBN cables dumped on the road at Gurgaon’s South City-2 irks residentsgurgaon Updated: Aug 07, 2017 21:31 IST
Cables dumped on South City 2.(HT Photo)
Irked over dumping of power cables at the entrance of Block H, residents of South City 2 in Sector 50 have written to the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitaran Nigam (DHVBN) officials to remove them, saying that they are turning into a breeding ground for mosquitoes and hideout for snakes and other reptiles during the monsoon.
The cables have been lying in the open for the last four months and the officials have told members of the residents’ welfare association ( RWA) that since there is no space in the warehouse to hoard the cables, they have been dumped outside.
RWA members alleged that despite several reminders and a meeting with the junior engineer and executive engineer, the issue has not been resolved.
“It’s been four months since the DHBVN dumped their power cables on the main entry to Block H. We are having trouble entering and exiting the block from gate number 3, as the cables have occupied a lot of space,” Avneesh Bansal, a resident, said.
“During the monsoon, it (the area where the cables are dumped) turns into a breeding ground for mosquitoes and hideout for snakes. Snakes have already been spotted crawling out of this space,” Mamta Malik, another resident, said.
RWA members had also written emails to officials seeking their intervention in the matter, but did not receive any response.
“It shouldn’t take much effort to remove these cables, but they (DHBVN officials) have been delaying the job citing one excuse or the other. They said there isn’t enough space in the warehouse to hoard them,” Neeraj Yadav, president, RWA, said.
The DHVBN officials said they will resolve the issue at the earliest.
“I had issued an order to have the cables removed at the earliest and will ensure that the entrance is cleared by Tuesday. We will ensure the residents do not suffer any more,” Liyakat Ali, assistant engineer, DHVBN, said.