To address the problem of long power cuts in DLF Phase-III, the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) has begun putting extra electricity cables, replacement of old transformers and installation of new ones.
DLF Phase-III witnessed power cuts as long as 12-20 hours in the month of May and June. After many protests by residents, the DHBVN was forced to take action. The residents had blocked the Moulsari Avenue Road on June 10 for about an hour.
The DHBVN is carrying out the works from last week. So far, four old transformers have been replaced by the discom. Four new transformers have also been installed. The work is expected to complete in a month’s time.
“To provide uninterrupted electricity to residents, we have started installing transformers and replacing cables. The work will continue for a month to complete the installation,” KC Aggarwal, superintending engineer DHBVN, said.
Vijay Pal Yadav, a resident of DLF Phase-III, said, “We appreciate that the DHBVN began work after our protest. The area now has eight new transformers, which are good enough to ensure uninterrupted supply to the area. For years, we have been demanding replacement of damaged and old, low-capacity transformers. We held several protests in the past two months.”
The illegal constructions in U block and commercial activities were the main reason behind the frequent power cuts in DLF Phase-III. The illegal construction activities had caused serious damages to the infrastructure.
The power load in the area has also been high because of illegal constructions in the area.