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Residents seek to meet Gurgaon deputy commissioner against long power cuts

Residents said there has been an average of five to seven hours of power cuts daily

gurgaon Updated: May 22, 2017 23:58 IST
Dhananjay Jha
Dhananjay Jha
Hindustan Times
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A DHBVN worker repairs a damaged cable in Sector 15. The rain on Sunday had damaged electricity wires and poles.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

Annoyed with long power outages, residents of affected sectors are trying to mobilise other residents on the issue and are thinking of meeting deputy commissioner (DC) Hardeep Singh.

Residents of sectors 55, 56, 52, 14, 17, 21, 23, 27, 28, 45 and others have been dealing with power cuts that last from five to seven hours on an average. Many parts of the city have to gone through 14-hour power cuts in the last two days. The cuts are taking place despite assurances of uninterrupted electricity supply by power discom Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitaran Nigam (DHBVN).

Residents are raising the issue on social media and are thinking of giving a representation to the DC to improve the situation.

“The DHBVN has failed to improve power distribution. The time has come to privatise power distribution on the lines of Delhi. The power cuts have been massive this year. This weekend, we did not have electricity for 10 hours. This is intolerable; such massive power cuts are purely a failure of the department,” said Charu Jain, a social activist and Sector 55 resident, who is among those trying to arrange a meeting with the DC.

“The time has come to fix the problem. Power tripping and long outages are affecting children who are trying to do their holiday homework,” she said.

Tanmay Kumar Dey, a Sector 52 resident, said, “Electricity went off at 6pm Sunday and returned at 8am on Monday. It only lasted for half an hour and again went off for two hours. In the past three to four weeks, power cuts have been stretching from seven to eight hours daily on an average. DHBVN officials are negligent in handling the situation. There should be action against erring officials.”

“It is sad that the DHBVN has not been able to improve its infrastructure. Power tripping continues to take place 10 to 15 times a day, resulting in long outages,” said Sector 45 resident Sanjiv Saxena.

On Sunday, Gurgaon and other NCR areas received strong winds, resulting in damage to electricity wires and poles due to trees or branches falling.

Sanjiv Chopra, chief engineer, DHBVN, said, “There were disturbances in the supply after the storm, but we restored the situation after the wind stopped.”

First Published: May 22, 2017 23:58 IST