With scheduled and unscheduled power cuts running over 10 hours, the power crisis in this satellite township has further deepened after a sharp rise in mercury.
Though officials claimed four to six hour schedule and unscheduled cut here, the ground reality is entirely different — residents are facing load-shedding of about 12 hours.
“Entire Faridabad is facing load shedding of 10 to 12 hours and the main cause is heating up of old transformers and department's total negligence in setting the system right,” said Subodh Nagpal, organizing secretary, Confederation of Resident Welfare Associations of Faridabad.
“For a long time, we have been writing to power department, but there is no response and the people are suffering this extreme weather,” said Nagpal. He added, “Acute power shortage also leads to water crisis in the town but there is no one to hear our plight.”
With rise in mercury, Faridabad has been witnessing prolonged power cuts.
In the last two days, power demand has risen by over five lakh units per day.
At present, the overall demand for electricity in the town stands at 155 lakh units per day.