Ardee City residents, reeling under perennial power crisis for the past several years, have urged the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (Dhbvn) to accelerate construction of sub-station in Gurugram to improve electricity supply to the colony. For all this while, the absence of a 33-KV electricity sub-station resulted in perpetual power crisis in the area, complain residents of the Ardee City.
Ardee Infrastructure Private Limited, which developed the colony, had to construct 33-KV sub-station but has not done so far.
Meanwhile, residents face power cuts ranging from five hours to six hours and in summer the power supply is even more erratic.
“On Saturday, we witnessed five-hour long power cut. In summer, situation will worsen if sub-station is not erected at the earliest. We have been leaving no stone unturned to pressurize the Dhbvn to get sub-station constructed as per assurance by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in July 2017. Still the project is on paper only,” said Parveen Yadav, president of Residents’ Welfare Association (RWA) Ardee City.
On April 19, the Dhbvn had approved the GIS (gas insulation sub-station) based electricity sub-station plan of Ardee Infrastructure Private Limited.
“Two days back only, we got land suitability approval offered to the Dhbvn for the sub-station. Now, we have already filed requisite documents some time back for further process and waiting for the approval site drawings and diagrams etc. Work will start only after approvals from the Dhbvn,” said Anil Hasija, vice president Ardee Infrastructure.
The residents held protests in early months of 2017, demanding construction of sub-station for better power supply. In 2016, the residents had formed Working Group of 20 active members to take up the civic and electricity issues with developer and administration.
Nihal Mandhotra, general secretary of RWA, said, “the developer delayed sub-station construction and forced us to face power cuts. The CM had visited our society in June 2017 and assured us of electricity infrastructure.”
The Dhbvn officials are likely to inspect the colony soon.
Sanjiv Chopra, chief engineer (CE) Dhbvn, said, “construction work for the sub-station has to be done by the developer only.”