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Power cuts trip water supply in city

india Updated: Oct 01, 2011 01:56 IST
Dhananjay Jha
Dhananjay Jha
Hindustan Times
Dhananjay Jha

The condition of power and water supply has gone from bad to worse with many areas of the city facing crisis-like situation on Friday.

Residents have been facing acute shortage of water for the past several days, thanks to frequent power cuts due to which the city's water treatment plant could not function.

According to officials of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda), frequent tripping, low voltage at the Basai plant disrupts the functioning of motors, affecting water supply to residential colonies.

Huda's executive engineer Naresh Pawar said he has asked the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) and the Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam (HVPN) to ensure uninterrupted power supply at the water treatment plant.

"Despite repeated reminders, full voltage and regular electricity is not being received at the plant," Pawar said.

At the Basai plant, a sub-station of 11KV is installed. It comes under the jurisdiction of the DHBVN. But power to this sub-station is supplied by the HVPN, whose unit is located outside the plant.

The HVPN said it has rectified the fault at its 66KV supply unit. "On our part, faults have been rectified," said Rajesh Gupta, superintending engineer, HVPN.

But the DHBV officials denied of having received any information about tripping or power cuts.

"Power cuts are regularly taking place for the past few days and that is because of short supply from thermal plants, but tripping is not an issue at all at the plant," said Manoj Yadav, a DHBVN official.

Meanwhile, Huda has been getting numerous complaints about shortage of water in reservoirs of various localities.

"I have not received water for the past four days and have made hundreds of calls to all the authorities from deputy commissioner and Huda to DHBVN," said Kamlesh Nath, a resident of DLF Phase 1.

Various Huda sectors led by residents' welfare associations (RWAs) have sought deputy commissioner PC Meena's intervention in the matter.

"I am fed up with the DHBVN's attitude. It is not taking note of people's resentment," said Dharam Sagar, president, federation of residents' welfare association of urban estate (FORWA).