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Frequent power cuts leave city residents on the edge

india Updated: Oct 06, 2011 00:23 IST
Divya Sethi
Divya Sethi
Hindustan Times
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Even the dip in temperature and pleasant weather have failed to relieve residents of the Millennium City — courtesy the unending power cuts.

The electricity department has assured that the situation will improve from Thursday, but the residents are not convinced and say the department has been promising this since the beginning of summers.

YK Srivastava, senior vice-president of Sector 56 RWA, said, “The residents are having a tough time as there is no electricity for 8-10 hours daily. We start our day with power cut in the house.” He added, “Since the onset of summers, the authorities have been promising to provide uninterrupted power supply, but the situation remains unchanged.”

KS Yadav, president of Sector 14 RWA, shared similar sentiments. He said, “After each hour, there is a shutdown of one hour. In our area, we suffer outages of 14-15 hours daily. We are not even able to charge the inverters. One can imagine what residents are going through. Besides, the constant noise of generators adds to our woes." He added, “Earlier, officials of the electricity department used to answer our phone calls, but now they have stopped attending our calls.”

Md Shahin, MD of DHBVN, said, “We are short of 2,000 mega watts for many days now. Our three units at Khedar, Panipat and Yamuna Nagar are not functioning. Besides, we were not getting supply from Sangruli plant. But the technical snag at the plant has been rectified and things would improve from Thursday.”