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Rain, high wind leave Gurgaon without power overnight

Many areas of Gurgaon suffered from power outages after rain and strong winds on Wednesday

gurgaon Updated: Jun 29, 2017 23:07 IST
Kartik Kumar
Kartik Kumar
Hindustan Times
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The rain and strong wind on Wednesday led to power outages due to damage to electricity infrastructure such as poles and cables.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

Strong wind and heavy rain on Wednesday resulted in power outages across the city, with many areas out of electricity till Thursday.

Officials of the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitaran Nigam (DHBVN) attributed the power disruption to Wednesday’s rain as strong wind led to uprooting of electrical poles and tripping of power lines. They added that rain prevented repair work due to fears of electrocution.

The worst-affected areas were Sector 83, Palam Vihar, Om Nagar, DLF Phase 3, Sector 24, Rajendra Park, Sector 39, South City-2 and Sector 22. Except in Sector 83, power was restored in all these areas only by Thursday evening.

In Sector 83, located close to the Manesar border, residents said they had been without power since 2pm on Wednesday when heavy rain lashed the city.

“We made multiple calls to DHBVN officials, who keep passing the buck over the issue of jurisdiction. One side claims repair work will be carried out by DHBVN officials from Manesar, while the other says officials from Gurgaon are responsible. We are yet to see any DHBVN official in our area,” said Mohit Dhiman of Sector 83.

Similarly, at U block of DLF Phase 3, residents said they had to go without electricity overnight.

“Power went off during Wednesday evening’s rain. Our inverters ran out of charge by Thursday afternoon and we had been dealing with the humidity by going to our relatives’ houses or spending time in malls,” said Prachi Lakhera of DLF Phase 3.

DHBVN officials said their engineers restored power in many areas but technical faults were delaying work in some parts. “Once the rain subsided, engineers were deputed across the city to carry out repair works and restore power. In most areas, power has been restored, but repair is taking some time in areas with technical faults such as overloading,” said Naveen Verma, superintending engineer (operations), DHBVN.

First Published: Jun 29, 2017 23:07 IST