Gurugram residents take to streets after power outages
Gurugram: A major challenge faced by citizens in Gurugram due to the recent thunderstorms is the longpower cuts. On Wednesday, residents of Gurugram's Mokalwas village came to the streets to protest, as their area grapples with regular power cuts due to thunderstorms.
Not just the rural areas, but the urban parts too are grappling with long power outages. On Sunday, many parts of the city faced power cuts for over 10 hours, as trees fell over electricity poles.
Many people took to social media to vent their anger over the collapse of the power infrastructure.
With transformers unable to bear heavy electricity overload, most areas in the city are receiving low voltage supply of around 150-180 volts.
Officials of the city electricity board highlight that heavy electricity overload is resulting in blasting of the power cables, further causing power outage.
Complaints are regularly being received by the electricity board over electrical devices like air conditioners and fridges not getting enough voltage.
There have also been complaints about fluctuations in electric current, resulting in electrical appliances getting short circuited.
Low voltage is mainly plaguing posh areas of Gurugram, like DLF, Sushant Lok and condominium societies in Golf Course road.