The Residences, Gurgaon: Why no government power supply?
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The Residences, Gurgaon: Why no government power supply?

Residents of this Sector 33 society staged a protest when, even after paying the necessary amount, the builder, Unitech, continued to supply commercial power to the society.

The Residences, Gurgaon: Why no government power supply?

Residents of Gurgaon's Sector 33 society, The Residences, staged a protest in front of the Unitech corporate office in Sector 45, demanding government electricity connection. They alleged that despite making the necessary payments for a government connection, they were being supplied commercial power for the past two years.

More than 50 residents got together to raise their collective voice against the builder. They claimed they had been writing mails to the developer on the matter, but had not received any response yet. “We have paid the requisite amount to the developer for the connection, but it seems the developer hasn’t submitted the funds to the electricity department, delaying the whole process,” complained an RWA member.

Fed up with erratic power supply and fluctuations, the residents had also approached the deputy commissioner. Explaining the difficulties they faced on a daily basis, Savita Chopra, another resident, said, “Many of our appliances got damaged because of constant voltage fluctuations. Sometimes, the lift stops midway. The situation gets particularly dangerous when kids and elderly residents get stuck.”

Unitech officials, surprisingly, said that they did not have any hand in the matter, while the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) claimed that the builder has not paid the required fee for the connection. The DHBVN officials communicated the same to the residents as well.