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Gurugram discom to install new transformers from September 15

The DHBVN said that heavy rains over the last three months have taken a toll on the existing electricity infrastructure in the city.

gurgaon Updated: Sep 06, 2018 06:00 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
Discoms,Infrastructure,Transformers
Residents have submitted several memorandums to the discom seeking urgent measures to augment the existing electricity infrastructure in their respective areas and boost supply. (Sakib Ali /HT Photo)

The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) said that it will start issuing new and additional transformers from September 15 onwards to all areas where residents have demanded measures to boost electricity supply.

There is a long list of demand for transformers from across the city since May this year. The DHBVN said that heavy rains over the last three months (June to August) have taken a toll on the existing electricity infrastructure in the city. As many as 170 transformers and over 50 feeders were damaged by rain, officials said.

A DHBVN official said that 170 running transformers had to be replaced with immediate effect to ensure uninterrupted power supply in the city. Heavy rain resulted in short circuits and fire in power utilities, as well as transformer bursts.

Sushant Lok, South City, New Palam Vihar, sectors 27, 28 and other areas were surveyed for additional transformers by the DHBVN in April-May as part of an effort to enhance the existing electricity infrastructure in the city.

Residents of these colonies had submitted several memorandums to the discom seeking urgent measures to augment the existing electricity infrastructure in their respective areas and boost supply.

“We hope the intensity of rain in the city will go down from September 15 onwards, thus reducing the risk of damage to our feeders and transformers. We have around 25 new transformers in stock. Currently, our priority is to replace existing transformers in the event of a fire. We also have a list of 50 transformers that we will start issuing from September 15. Although, we are in the rainy season when the demand for electricity is relatively lower, the risk to damage to our assets due to persistent wet weather remains. We have to remain alert,” Sanjiv Chopra, chief engineer, DHBVN, Gurugram, said.

While Sushant Lok-1 requires 10 additional transformers, New Palam Vihar needs seven and sectors 27 and 28 require five transformers each, officials said.

Lokesh Sharma, a resident of New Palam Vihar, said, “DHBVN engineers surveyed our area in April and recommended seven additional transformers. However, four months have passed and there has been no progress on this front. We have been experiencing power cuts for 3 to 4 hours on a regular basis, as well as tripping.”

“DHBVN had promised to provide 10 additional transformers in June. We have since met officials twice to remind them of their promise. However, little has been done on the ground,” Vishnu Khanna, a resident of Sushant Lok, said.

First Published: Sep 06, 2018 05:59 IST