Who will foot Rs 6-lakh bill? Mayfield Gardens may lose power connection
The power distribution agency in the city has threatened to disconnect the electricity supply to residents of Mayfield Gardens for not-payment of bills for two months.india Updated: Apr 10, 2012 01:03 IST
The power distribution agency in the city has threatened to disconnect the electricity supply to residents of Mayfield Gardens for not-payment of bills for two months.
The pending bills amount to around Rs 6 lakh.
This privately-developed gated locality has about 2,000 houses. The Department of Town and Country Planning (DTCP) in Chandigarh had in February cancelled the licence of Mayfield Gardens and asked the senior town planner in Gurgaon to take control of the colony for administrative purposes.
The Haryana government cancelled the developer's licence on account of outstanding licence fee and other arrears.
After that, many residents stopped paying maintenance fee, including electricity charges to the management.
The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) officials had on Saturday asked the Mayfield Gardens management to pay the bills in a week's time if they wanted uninterrupted power supply.
The disconnection would disrupt water supply and force residents to depend on inverters in this scorching weather.
The threat of power disconnection has irked residents who approached the management, but all in vain.
"The management refused to help us on the ground that the town planning department of Gurgaon is taking care of the colony and it is their responsibility to pay the electricity bills," fumed DC Yadav, a resident.
Ever since the DTCP cancelled the licence of Mayfield Gardens, the colony has been plagued with problems relating to maintenance issues.
"We have informed the DHBVN that the colony has been taken over by the STP, which should be paying the electricity bills. The residents no more pay the maintenance fee to us, so we can't really do anything," said Ajai Shaukeen, general manager, Mayfield Garden.
Gurgaon senior town planner RK Singh was unavailable for comment.