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Storm disrupts power supply in DLF City

Dhananjay Jha, Hindustan Times  Gurgaon, September 18, 2011
First Published: 00:31 IST(18/9/2011) | Last Updated: 00:32 IST(18/9/2011)

Residents of DLF Phase-I continued to face rampant power outages on the third consecutive day on Saturday.

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The entire DLF City has been reeling under massive power cuts following heavy rainfall on Thursday. The worst-affected was Phase-I, where residents were forced to spend nearly 10 hours sans electricity.

“Who has the time to approach the management and lodge complaints regarding power failure every time? If there was any breakdown due to storm, the management should have restored it within a few hours,” said Ritika Ratna, a resident, adding that load-shedding had increased in the past one week.

“Nearly 20 cuts were imposed during the day. This is frustrating and can damage electrical gadgets. Things won't turn for the better till the rapid metro work is underway,” said Col (retired) BK Dhawan, another resident of Silver Oak, Phase-I.

Sources said reports of power cuts in several parts of DLF Phase-I and II, besides other areas, had poured in the DLF management office on Friday and Saturday. 

Strong winds accompanied by heavy rainfall had uprooted several electric poles and damaged electricity wires at several places in DLF. Several trees had also been uprooted, which damaged electricity wires and poles. The DLF management said it was trying to restore power to the residents.

“We are trying our best since yesterday to restore power services to the colony,” said Baljit Singh, general manager (GM) of DLF City management.

“Our staff reported that power services were disrupted as three trees fell on electricity wires and two poles were uprooted,” said Singh, who claimed to have restored the situation. Meanwhile, A Block, House No 34 and 35, E Block, and G and H Block of Phase-I continued to face power shortage. “We have lodged complaints management but to no avail,” said Sandip Virmani, a resident of Phase-I.


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