Fed up with frequent power cuts and voltage fluctuations, the residents of Sushant Lok-1 on Sunday took to the street to mount pressure on the developer to set up an additional sub-station in the area.
The protest intensified after the Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam (HVPN) threatened to snap power supply in three months if the developer fails to set up an additional 66-kv sub-station in the colony.
The protesters said they feel cheated as the developer, Ansals Ltd, had promised uninterrupted power supply at the time of booking of flats.
“We are facing problems due to frequent voltage fluctuations. Our electric gadgets often get damaged due to inadequate power supply in the colony,” said a resident.
The residents' welfare association (RWA) had written several times to the developer to set up the additional sub-station to cater to the rising demand.
“The HVPN officials told us that the developer is not providing land for the sub-station and that is why the electricity supply is not improving,” said another resident GR Malhotra, adding that the HVPN has threatened to disrupt the power supply in next three months.
The residents held a similar protest in March this year. They will now meet senior town planner RK Singh and we would request him to put pressure on the developer for providing land.
“We are likely to hold a meeting of all the six blocks of Sushant Lok and discuss ways to intensify the agitation in the next few weeks. Despite several attempts, the officials of Ansals Ltd could not be contacted.