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Power Woes Force BJP Candidate To Use Generator at Rally, Gurgaon Resident Informs CM Saini

A resident of Gurgaon penned a letter to Haryana CM Saini, highlighting persistent power outages. The letter revealed that during a BJP candidate's rally, the entire village experienced a three-hour blackout, compelling the use of a diesel generator.

Edited By : News24 Desk | Updated: May 23, 2024 10:09 IST
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Power outages disrupt even the brightest moments. It's time for leaders to shed light on Gurgaon's electricity woes
Power outages disrupt even the brightest moments. It's time for leaders to shed light on Gurgaon's electricity woes

Gurgaon: A Resident of Gurgaon has written to Haryana Chief Minister Nayab Singh Saini expressing his concern over power cuts in the city. In his letter, he stated that BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate Rao Inderjit Singh had to rely on a diesel generator for his election rally.

While the electricity department has denied claims that demand has failed their supply capacity, several Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) have also reported frequent outages.

Ravinder Yadav, a resident of DLF Phase 1, expressed his frustration in the letter to the Chief Minister. He pointed out that his area, which significantly contributes most to the city’s revenue and taxes, receives inadequate attention to its basic amenities.

He described a recent incident on 21st May, when the power was out from 5 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in both the village and the Sikanderpur Ghosi market.

Despite numerous attempts to contact power department employees and officials from the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN), Yadav reported that they received only assurances, with power not resuming until 1 p.m.

This marked the fourth instance of a prolonged power outage in the last month and a half, each lasting four to five hours.

Additionally, he mentioned that on the night of May 18, “when your party’s current MP and the BJP candidate from Gurgaon, Rao Inderjit Singh, came to the village to campaign around 9 p.m., the entire village was without power for about three hours. The event proceeded using a generator,” his letter stated.

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Meanwhile, the daily power consumption has reached 2,225 MWD, compared to 1,322 MWD on the same day last year.

“We have the capacity to supply 4,000 MWD, and the outages are not due to demand and supply issues. On Tuesday, in Sikanderpur Ghosi, a transformer malfunctioned, causing us to excess the load on the other two transformers in the area, which resulted in prolonged outages,” explained Pradeep Kumar Chauhan, superintendent engineer of DHBVN.

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First published on: May 23, 2024 10:09 AM IST

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