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Gurgaon: Sushant Lok-1 power supply disrupted through the night

Power supply infrastructure in Sushant Lok-1 in Gurgaon is in need of improvement, according to residents

gurgaon Updated: Jul 28, 2017 22:39 IST
Leena Dhankhar
Leena Dhankhar
Hindustan Times
Power supply was disrupted due to fault in a cable at the electricity supply station in Sector 53.
Power supply was disrupted due to fault in a cable at the electricity supply station in Sector 53.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

Electricity supply to Sushant Lok-1 was disrupted throughout Thursday night due to a fault in a cable at the power supply station in Sector 53.

“There was no electricity in Block C for more than seven hours on Thursday evening. This has been a frequent occurrence, but despite regular complaints to the power department, no action has been taken to provide relief,” said Dr AK Nagpal, president of the local residents’ welfare association (RWA).

There are frequent power outages and voltage fluctuations in the area due to which residents’ water supply is also affected.

“To improve the quality of power supply, a budget of over Rs1 crore was sanctioned back in April 2017 and eight transformers were to be installed. However, only three have been set up so far,” said Nagpal.

Residents said there is a lack of maintenance in the area and the old transformers must be replaced.

“There is no maintenance by the department. The power cables are rusted and the panel boxes are left unattended. The department needs to upgrade the old high-tension cables that are leading to this power crisis,” said Sudhir Sachdeva, member, collegium of Sushant Lok RWAs.

Apart from lack of maintenance, work on upgrading high-tension power lines has also added to power woes in the area. The transformers too are not of the required capacity to draw electricity, leading to snapping of power lines in Sushant Lok-1.

A senior official of the power discom, Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitaran Nigam, said, “The responsibility for the infrastructure lies with the developer, who is not taking it up. Still, we have got a proposal to replace three transformers of the colony sanctioned and the problem of erratic power supply will be resolved soon.”

First Published: Jul 28, 2017 22:39 IST