DHBVN to save DLF from power cuts
The state-run power distribution company Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) is likely to take over the maintenance of the electricity supply system in DLF City from the hands of the developer in July. Sanjeev K Ahuja reports.india Updated: May 29, 2011 02:00 IST
The state-run power distribution company Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) is likely to take over the maintenance of the electricity supply system in DLF City from the hands of the developer in July.
The developer, DLF, has been maintaining the distribution system including the transformers and feeders on its own for a long in the larger interest of residents, DLF officials said. DHBVN has been supplying power to residents and charging them directly.
“We have been urging the DHBVN for taking over the supply system in DLF City for years. It laid a condition that unless the system was upgraded, it would not take over. This led to an agreement that DLF and DHBVN would share the expense of upgrading the system on the basis of cost sharing formula of 75:25,” said a senior DLF official.
Following the accord, a fund of R20 crore — R15 crore by and R5 crore by DHBVN — was created. Now DHBVN is installing 62 transformers and erecting feeder system in all four phases of DLF City. With this the power situation in the colony is likely to improve.
“The transformers and feeder system have arrived and we have started installing the same in the DLF City. The work would be completed by June. However, we cannot comment when exactly we would take over the system from DLF,” said SS Deswal, superintending engineer, DHBVN. Residents hope things will change now.