The power supply to water boosting stations and streetlights in Sushant Lok Phase-1 was snapped on Tuesday — for the fifth time in the last six months — over non-payment of dues.
The supply was snapped at 10:30 am and was not restored till Tuesday evening.
The locality has four water boosting stations – two at block C and one each at block C1 and block B – that pump water to the overhead tanks. Electricity supply to all stations was snapped and pumps could not be operated in the afternoon.
“It has become a routine here. This is fifth time that power has been snapped in the last six months as maintenance company defaults on payment,” said Shiv Shankar Rai, member of residents’ welfare association of block C.
An official of Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) said over Rs 20 lakh is pending which the maintenance agency and the RWA failed to clear the dues despite repeated reminders.
The maintenance in the area is jointly looked after by Profac, a company appointed by the developer, and Sushant Lok residents’ welfare association. Sushant Lok-1 has about 5,200 plots of which 4,000 plots are developed and have 40,000 residents.
“The maintenance agency often defaults on payment of dues resulting in inconvenience to residents. We have raised the issue time and again but the problem persists,” said Sunder Singh, president of block B RWA. He said electricity was snapped a fortnight ago as well.
In June, the DHBVN had disconnected electricity to water boosting stations as more than Rs 23 lakh was due.
Profac general manager (facilities) Ravi Saini said the matter was being pursued with the discom officials.
According to some RWA members, a number of residents have stopped paying maintenance charges as they are expecting the municipal corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) to take over the colony.
The state government had on February 8 ordered transfer of DLF Phase 1, 2, 3, Sushant Lok Phase-1, and Palam Vihar colony to the MCG within a month for maintenance and upkeep.