The Millennium City remained engulfed in darkness for the seventh consecutive day on Saturday with anger rising among residents along with scorching temperatures.
Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN), the power distribution agency, claimed that electricity was restored to a great extent by Thursday. However, many areas like sectors 33, 34, 35, 37, 38, 39 and villages Badshahpur, Mohammadpur, Narsinghpur, Sihi, Khandsa, Jharsa, Behrampur, among other areas, were subjected to long power cuts even on Saturday. According to locals, a technical snag at a 220kv DHBVN sub-station at Badshahpur has resulted in the power cuts. The residents are angry over the officials’ lax attitude in rectifying the fault.
“How much power do we get on a usual day? At the most, 2-3 hours. The situation has deteriorated over the last week as we are living in complete darkness. The authorities should at least think of our miserable state,” rued Tarun Mangla, a resident of Badshahpur, located at Sohna Road. Residents allege the officials are not even taking the complainants’ calls.
“The authorities do not take our calls. We just get a simple reply from DHBVN’s call centre that the outage is because of short supply of electricity from power plants,” alleged Rambir Singh, a resident of Narsinghpur.
He also fretted over how he had to recharge his inverter’s batteries at a friend’s place in DLF City.
Meanwhile, a senior DHBVN official said he was not aware of any technical snag at the Badshahpur sub-station.
“I am not aware of any technical fault at Badshahpur. However, I will ask my officer to report about the fault, if any,” said Subhash Deswal, superintending engineer, DHBVN.