Can’t force builders for permanent lines: Gurgaon discom

Can’t force builders for permanent lines: Gurgaon discom

The power discom in Gurgaon seems to be at its wit’s end in dealing with housing societies in new sectors that currently have a temporary electricity connection or are dependent on backups, such as diesel generators.

While the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) has already issued a notice to 25 developers of 100 such housing societies in sectors 58 to 74, threatening to disconnect the temporary connection, officials said, the discom neither has the power to do so nor can it force them to take a permanent connection.

“We cannot force a housing society to take a connection. Also, we do not have powers to issue penalty for using the temporary connection. We will continue to send notices to builders to apply for residential connection,” KC Aggarwal, superintending engineer of DHBVN Circle -2, told TOI.

Aggarwal also pointed out that the developers of these societies had taken temporary electricity connections from 11kv feeders, Read more

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