At a time when the ongoing power crisis in the country has taken a toll on city residents, streetlights continue to be on during the day time.
This despite the fact that authorities are struggling to normalise the ongoing situation. After two days of blackout, electricity was partially restored on Wednesday.
Though the power supply has improved, residents continue to be at the receiving end.
“It is failure on the part of the administration. Despite so much development, the authorities cannot provide adequate power,” said S Kumar, resident of DLF Phase 1.
While blaming the administration for the present state of affairs, the residents stated that streetlights are never switched off during the day hours. “The streetlight near Hong Kong Market in Sector 57 was on the entire day though we did not have power supply at our house,” said Sushma Sharma, resident of Sector 55.
“Earlier, the authorities had announced that they would introduce an ‘auto-cut system’ on street lights to save power. But that is only on paper,” said Shamsher Singh, resident of Ardee City.
Meanwhile, the authorities have stated that they would disconnect power supply if any station is found over drawing electricity.
The Gurgaon circle, comprising Gurgaon and Mewat districts, receives 400 MW. If uninterrupted supply is provided to the district, the demand reaches 1,200 MW. To bridge the gap between demand and supply, power cuts are being imposed.
MB Vashishth, advisor and director operations, said, “The power management has been shifted to the State Load Despatch Centre at Panipat. They are regulating supply by switching off centres.”