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Rain, strong winds brings relief from heat, but add to Gurgaon’s power woes

Residents said since power was out since midnight, they couldn’t run their motor pumps to fill overhead water tanks

gurgaon Updated: May 29, 2017 23:07 IST
Kartik Kumar
Kartik Kumar
Hindustan Times
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DHBVN officials said strong winds led to electric poles collapsing and overloading led to power lines tripping.(Parveen Kumar/HT)

Early morning rainfall accompanied by strong winds led to 5-6 hour outages in parts of the city on Monday morning.

The electricity failure added to the ongoing woes of the city that has been reeling under power outages owing to technical failures at a power house of Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitaran Nigam (DHBVN) at Sector 72.

As per DHBVN officials, strong winds led to electric poles collapsing and overloading led to power lines tripping.

However, officials claimed all issues were resolved within an hour.

“On receiving complaints, power was restored in all areas within an hour. Overall there was minor disruption in power supply,” Amit Kamboj, executive engineer of DHBVN, said.

Palam Vihar, DLF Phase 1, Sector 56, South City 1 and 2 were some of the areas that were hit by outages.

Residents of South City 2 claimed that their complaints to DHBVN were fruitless and they had to visit its office for action.

“After a spell of strong winds, the power blew out. There was no electricity in our locality since midnight as power cables snapped. Our phone calls to the DHBVN helpline remained unanswered and I had to visit their office in the morning for the officials to send engineers for carrying out repair work,” Naval Kumar, a resident of South City 2, said.

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Inability to store water also compounded the resident’s woes.

“Power supply was restored around 11am, but by then the water supply had run its course. Since there was no electricity, we could not switch on our motor pumps for storing water,” Devanshu Roy, a resident of DLF Phase 1, said.

First Published: May 29, 2017 23:07 IST