Rubbishing media reports of power outages in several areas of the Millennium city, the Haryana Power Utilities said they were fully capable of meeting the peak load this summer season and that there will no outages on account of deficiency in the system or shortage of power availability. The reaction came after a section of media reported frequent power cuts and tripping in the areas of South City, Sector 17, 30, 31, 43 46, 47, 21, 15, New Basti, Patel Nagar etc. "The power cuts reported in the above mentioned areas on Saturday were on account of planned maintenance activity and not due to any fault in the transmission or distribution system," an official spokesperson said. He said power outage was permitted to facilitate the work of shifting of power lines coming in the way of construction of underpasses on the National Highway 8. Besides, HVPNL also had to shut down the Badshahpur - Sector 15 power line due to erection and shifting of towers falling in the way of highway and the underpasses, he said. The spokesperson further clarified that there is a lot of construction activity going on along the highway for quite some time now, which has forced DHBVN and HVPN to allow shutdowns as per requirement of civic authorities. He said a special drive for maintenance and up-gradation of system has been launched since the last four months, and around 1,880 meter ACSR conductors have been erected and 154 transformers added to the system in Gurugram. "Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) has set up a call centre in the city to deal with complaints of power cuts.
The call centre can be reached 24X7 on toll free number 1912. Besides, another toll free number 1800-180-4334 has been set up for the consumers to contact the Helpdesk round the clock," the spokesperson added.
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