South City-2 residents reel under 14-hour power outage
The last three days have been a harrowing time for residents of South City-2 with power cuts lasting between 12 to 14 hours per day. HT reports.india Updated: Dec 31, 2011 02:07 IST
The last three days have been a harrowing time for residents of South City-2 with power cuts lasting between 12 to 14 hours per day.
On Friday, there was a six-hour long power outage without frequent tripping. Residents said they have been calling the developer, Unitech, relentlessly but to no avail.
They then approached the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) but officials passed the buck on to the developer, saying that providing infrastructure to ensure proper power supply was the responsibility of Unitech.
Residents also went to the Unitech maintenance office located in the colony but failed to meet any official.
“We went to meet estate manager Ankur Vaishya and coordinator Akshay Mittal but they were not available. After several attempts, we spoke to them on phone and they assured us that the power situation will improve shortly,” said VK Srivastav, vice-president of the Sohna Road residents’ welfare association.
“We are very upset with Unitech’s poor performance in terms of supplying power and other facilities. The maintenance fee has been increased from Re 1 per square metre to Rs 2.5 but there is no improvement in services,” said SN Bharadwaj, president of South City-II RWA.
According to residents, power cuts and tripping have become frequent due to short circuits in electric wires and cables laid years ago that are unable to sustain the present load.
They also blamed authorities for not developing infrastructure by replacing old cables and installing sub-stations to cope with the heavy demand.
“I am not authorised to speak with the media in this regard,” said estate manager Vaishya while Mittal remained unavailable for comment despite several attempts.