The residents of Vatika India Next, a residential society in Sector 82, Gurugram are having a harrowing time due to frequent power cuts for two-three hours daily. They alleged that despite several complaints to the concerned department for upgrading the infrastructure, nothing has been done to resolve the matter.
In this regard, a delegation of RWA of Vatika India Next recently met the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHVBN) officials and gave a memorandum asking them to increase the number of sub-stations in the vicinity and remove unauthorised power cables that are lying in and around the society.
During the meeting, the residents raised their concern over frequent power cuts and asked for transparency. Paramjeet Singh, Vice president, Vatika India Next said, "The power outage is causing major inconvenience to the residents and it needs to be resolved urgently. We have requested them to provide dual-source supply to avoid power outages and asked for the removal of unauthorised electrical cables from the society. We have also asked them to improve the maintenance of the street lights in the sector."
Currently, Vatika India Next is receiving electricity from Garhi Harsaru substation. The residents informed that more than 5000 families are residing in the society and the current infrastructure is not sufficient to meet the demand.
Lokesh Yadav, General Secretary, Vatika India Next said, "Power cuts and fluctuations are frequent in our society and despite several complaints, no development was made on the issue. We are forced to rely on a power back up for long hours for which we are charged heavily by the developers and the excessive use of generators is also not environmental friendly.
"Over the year, the electricity demand has increased in the area and the current infrastructure is not sufficient to meet the demand," Yadav added.
Meanwhile, DHVBN official has assured the residents that necessary steps will be taken to resolve the matter. He informed the members that a new substation will be ready soon in sector 85 and tenders for 33kv transmission lines have already been awarded, which will reduce the load on Garhi Harsaru substation.