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DHBVN GM warns Gurgaonites against using Air conditioners
Power is an important source for the industrial areas in Gurgaon, where electricity is consumed at a very large scale. In Gurgaon, people from different regions of the nation make a living and the consumption rate is also high. That is why the power consumption quantity has increased manifolds. Warning about the scarcity of electricity, DHBVN, General Manager Sanjeev Chopra said that ample number of high power consuming devices like Air conditioners (ACs) in Old Gurgaon and HUDA sectors can cause the acute shortage of electricity.

He further added that with the number of power devices increasing, the demand for power has been enhanced at the rate of 18 per cent on an average. That is a big concern because Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) do not have sufficient equipments to deal with the increasing pressure.

General Manager, Sanjeev Chopra said, "The load supplied to these areas is increasing year after year with more families being able to afford AC's. It is important to augment the power infrastructure immediately. A massive system failure cannot be ruled out if timely measures are not taken," as was reported by timesofIndia. com

For the solution of this problem, Chopra informed that there is a meeting to be held between senior officials of DHBVN and Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam. Meanwhile, to fulfill the increasing power load, a survey will be conducted to recognize the areas where high capacity cables will be laid. It will be an additional burden of Rs 300-400 crore on the government in the total project as the laying cost of cables per kilometer is about Rs 15 Lakh. Work on this project is expected to start in the end of September. It will be given a final touch within six months.

He also told that the authorities are facing problems regarding upgradation process due to space constraints. In Old Gurgaon, mainly Rajiv Nagar, Arjun Nagar, Jacobpura and Sector 23 are congested with cluttered wiring that is creating the problems to start the work. There is seen no way to plant new feeders in these areas.

Therefore, 33kV underground cables with thrice the capacity of feeders running from the substations parallel to the feeder lines will be laid to reduce the load.

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