As the heat wave in Gurgaon continues, residents are also forced to suffer power cuts lasting four to six hours on a daily basis in many areas. The voltage also remains low most of the time. This has been happening despite the power discoms’ claim to have taken all steps to maintain a regular power supply in May and June.
“We have to suffer a four to six hours power cut daily and thus we keep calling the officials of the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Viatarn Nigam (DHBVN) to complain. We fail to understand why DHBVN has paid no attention to our calls and complaints,” said Lokesh Sharma, resident of New Palam Vihar.
However, in many of the licenced areas, the power supply has improved and is no longer as erratic as it was a week ago. But in several other sectors, it remains pathetic with frequent power cuts and low voltage throughout the day.
“The voltage is so low that we have to survive without air conditioners which makes it difficult to manage during the day and night. We spoke to DHBVN officials and told them that some transformers catering to Sector 15 and other areas were getting damaged frequently. We hope DHBVN will replace these old and outdated transformers to improve the electricity supply in these areas,” said Ramesh Vashishtha of Sector 15.
The DHBVN superintending engineer (SE), Sanjiv Chopra, told Hindustan Times that the power supply is not as problematic as has been depicted. “We have taken all possible steps to maintain the power supply these days. The power supply reached 252 lakh units on Saturday, which is the maximum this season so far and yet we were able to handle it. It is likely to touch 275 lakh in June and we will be able to supply this required amount as well,” said Chopra.