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24x7 has a new meaning

Power is the single biggest worry for the corporates based in Gurgaon. It seems that the government does not have any solution for it in the near future. The corporates and residents will get some respite only in December 2011, when 4,000 MW of new power will be added in Haryana.

india Updated: Jul 20, 2010 23:53 IST
HT Correspondent

Power is the single biggest worry for the corporates based in Gurgaon. It seems that the government does not have any solution for it in the near future. The corporates and residents will get some respite only in December 2011, when 4,000 MW of new power will be added in Haryana.

“Gurgaon has given an entirely new meaning to 24x7. It means you will get electricity for only seven hours in a day,” said Raman Roy, chairman and managing director of Quatrro BPO solutions.

Naresh Trehan, chairman and managing director of Medanta–The Medicity, expressed concerns about power situation. “Power goes ten times a day and the machines do not work,” said Trehan. “Why can’t we have electricity for Gurgaon, which gives Haryana most of its revenue?” Stressing on the need to provide good electricity situation, Sanjay Kapoor, CEO of Bharti Airtel, said, “Only a good infrastructure can make Gurgaon a millennium city. Otherwise it will collapse.”

Most of these problems are perhaps due to the fact that no one anticipated the kind of growth that the city has registered.

“Infrastructure did not develop that fast,” said Atul Singh, president and CEO of Coca Cola India.

However, there is a ray of hope for the residents of Gurgaon.

Rajesh Khullar, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon said that by the end of 2011, Haryana will add another 4,000 MW of power generation.

“Gurgaon will get more than its share,” said Khullar.