The one-hour long meeting with residents to resolve power cut issue ended inconclusively as people living in high-rises across Sector 78 and 79 had to spend hours without electricity, that too at a time when the temperature is soaring frequently.
Residents of Aditya Urban Casa, a residential society in Sector 78, complained that there was no power supply in their society for around two and a half hours on Saturday.
Colonel P Chandra, an ex-army officer and resident of the society, said that while he was taking up the issue of fluctuation and interrupted power supply to his society with Srikant Sharma, minister of energy, government of UP through social media, two officers from Paschimanchal Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Limited (PVVNL) came to meet him on Friday. They were RM Verma, SDO and Neeraj Sharma, junior engineer with the discom.
"They admitted that there were problems in supply lines due to which the power went off. They further explained that the supply was disturbed due to trees branches, which came in contact with naked overhead live wires. However, they gave an assurance that the problem will be resolved soon as they are taking up this issue of interrupted power supply seriously," Chandra added.
But the explanation given by these officials could not convince him.
"The society witnessed power cut for more than two hours the very next morning these two officials met me here. I mean, the issue is bigger than what was explained by them," Chandra said.
"The supply line trips frequently because of overloading. Rather than giving a supply connection to one society from the existing line, officials had already issued connections to several residential societies including ours. This is the reason behind the tripping but officials are mum on this. They choose to stay silent because this is where the problem actually lies," he concluded.