Traffic on National Highway number 2 — also known as Mathura Road — came to standstill for over two hours on Sunday as residents of Sikri village staged a massive protest against scarcity of water and power supply in their locality.
Earlier, on March 19, a large number of people, especially women from old Faridabad had protested on the road against the erratic power and water supply in the area. The power and water crisis has deepened in Faridabad as the mercury soars.
However authorities say barring a few hours scheduled power cut, the power scenario in Faridabad and Palwal districts is fine.
“There is an average demand of 100 lakh units of power per day in Faridabad and Palwal districts (which varies day after day) and as on Sunday we have been in a position to supply 88.9 lac units of power,” said JB Mudgil, Superintendent Engineer, Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN), Faridabad.
Rural areas of Faridabad on Sunday received 12.8 lakh power supply followed by 35.09 lakh units in urban areas and 41.03 lakh units in industrial areas. Due to fault in power generation units in Panipat and Hissar, there were both scheduled and unscheduled cuts.