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Erratic power supply in Ggn continues to irk residents

Gurugram: A large number of Gurugram citizens in May were not only coping with temperature beyond forty-five degrees but also frequent power cuts that had an average time of at least two to three hours. The situation did improve a bit in June with a slight dip in temperatures leading to less load but the erratic power supply continued to irk the residents.

The situation of power supply in the city has worsened again as in the last two to three days there have been over four thousand complaints to the call centre of Dakshin Haryana Bijili Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) on the issue of power outages. Even as the electricity board officials claim that all the burnt cables and transformers had been rectified, the same problem continued has again reappeared.

The officials of the city electricity board highlight that heavy electricity overload is resulting in a large number of cases of blasting of power cables that further results in power outages. There are also large numbers of complaints being registered of fluctuations in electric current resulting in most of the electrical appliances getting spoilt on a regular basis.

According to the power department, the power outages were also caused by the maintenance being carried out in certain areas. They, however, conceded that poor quality of transformers in certain areas also resulted in power cuts. The failure of the state-run electricity department yet again has resulted in an open expression of disappointment and anger over poor infrastructure at the public forum.

Areas that were adversely affected included Sushant –Lok, South-City, DLF Phase-3 Palam Vihar, and sectors of New Gurugram. Most of the angry residents took to the social media to vent their frustration on social media. "What is the use of boasting about a power surplus Haryana, when large parts of its most progressive city are still running on generators," said Raman Sharma a city resident.

The long duration of power outages earlier had also resulted in a large number of residents coming on the streets to protest about poor power infrastructure prevalent in the city.

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