The announcement of Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran (DHBVN) stated that "there will be no 24 hour supply of power in summer" descended like a pall of gloom over the citizens of Millennium City.
Sending all plans of providing the city with 24 hours of supply to bed, the DHBVN is now unable to meet demands of
increased power consumption and have also failed to curb the line losses.
It has recently released their new schedule of power supply for the city.
Based on the new schedule, all the power feeders in Gurugram will have to face power cuts between 7.00 am to 8.00 am and 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.
However, the DHBVN officials stated that line losses caused mainly due to power theft has been responsible for the failure of the plan of 24 hour power supply in urban Gurugram.
"Areas with maximum cases of line losses are being surveyed," said a senior DHBVN official.
The official also mentioned that areas where line losses are in the range of 40 to 50 percent, the power cuts may range to six hours.
In areas where it is more than 50 percent, the power cuts will be more than eight hours.
While it is estimated that 3 crore units of power daily will be used in the city this time,
on Tuesday there were around 2 crore 13 lakh units of power consumed in the city.
Meanwhile, the issue of power cuts has already started troubling the residents in the city.
"Every summer there is a problem of power cuts in Gurugram. Besides power cuts, we also have to deal with issues like the voltage fluctuation and tripping due to increased power load. While there have always been an announcement made of enhancing the power infrastructure in the city, each time it falls flat due to the lackadaisical attitude of the officials of DHBVN," said city resident, Sudhir Arora.
He also stated that as Gurugram is called the Millennium City, the power infrastructure requires huge overhaul by the authorities.
"There have been instances in the recent past where the power cut in the city has been for more than 20 hours," said Arora.