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There's no power since Wednesday in these Gurgaon sectors

Posted: Jun 30, 2017     By Reena Dhankher

Strong winds and heavy rainfall resulted in power outages across Gurgaon, with many areas still operating without electricity since Wednesday evening.

Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitaran Nigam (DHBVN) officials attributed the power disruption to Wednesday’s weather conditions, as strong winds led to electrical poles falling and tripping power lines. The heavy rain prevented officials from carrying out repair work owing to fear of electrocution. 

The worst-affected areas included Sector 83, Palam Vihar, Om Nagar, DLF Phase III, Sector 24, Rajendra Park, Sector 39, South City II, Sector 56 and Sector 22. The new sectors 69 and 70 were severely hit as well. 

Residents of Sector 83, near the Manesar border, said they were out of power from 2 pm on Wednesday afternoon, when heavy rains lashed the city.

“We have made multiple calls to DHBVN officials, who have passed the buck on to each other, owing to jurisdiction issues. One side is claiming that the repair work will be carried out by DHBVN officials from Manesar, while another is saying officials from Gurgaon are responsible. We are yet to witness any DHBVN official in our area,” said Varun Aggarwal, from Sector 69.

Similarly, in Block U of DLF Phase III, residents claimed that power was yet to be restored.

“The power outage started right after Wednesday evening’s rainfall. Our inverters ran out of battery by afternoon and since then we are bracing the humidity by going to our relative’s house or spending time at malls,” said Rahul Verma, a resident of Sector 56.

“Once the rains subsided, engineers were deputed across the city to carry out repair work and restore power. In most areas, power has been restored, and in areas with technical faults such as overloading, repair work is taking time,” said Naveen Verma, superintending engineer (operations), DHBVN.

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