The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitaran Nigam (DHBVN) has initiated the procedure for providing electricity connections to schools, shopping complex, hospitals and other commercial units at Mayfield following a direction from the state government.
On January 24, the state government had directed the power discom to provide electricity connection after the commercial units of the private township submitted a representation.
Spread across 327 acres in five sectors — 47, 50, 51, 52 and 57 — the Mayfield Garden has a population of 30,000 and is home to 25 schools, two hospitals and six commercial complexes, in addition to a community centre, club, and health centre.
Navin Verma, superintending engineer, DHBVN, Gurgaon, said, “We have started the procedure following the direction from the government. The executive engineer of the area has been assigned the task of providing electricity connections at the earliest.”
Ajay Shokeen, assistant general manager (AGM), Mayfield project, said, “There is no time fixed for providing electricity connections but this is true that the DHBVN has started the procedure for providing commercial connections. This is going to benefit schools, hospitals and shopping cum commercial complexes.”
The power connections for domestic and commercial consumers, however, have come after a long legal battle.
Anurag Rastogi, the power secretary in the Haryana government, had issued an order on January 24 directing the DHBVN to provide power connections to all commercial establishments in the township.
Though the township project was cleared by the government in 1994-95, construction started only in 2004-05 and possessions followed the year after. The total electricity consumption at the township was estimated at 50MW but initially it started with 2.5MW.
DC Yadav, a resident said, “Later, the DHBVN and developer locked horns over inadequate infrastructure. Under pressure from increasing power demand and intervention of local courts, the DHBVN moved the Punjab and Haryana high court, which ordered to provide domestic power connections to the township at the earliest. Later, commercial units also moved the Centre and state government which gave a fresh notice in January.”