There was a seven-hour outage in the area last Sunday. They also said power cuts have become regular despite repeated promises by DHBVN to optimise the supply.
“The industrial work has come to a halt due to long power cuts in our areas. We have complained to the DHBVN several times, but to no avail. They keep promising to provide a continuous power supply, but none of those promises are realised,” said PK Gupta, president of the Gurgaon unit of the Progressive Federation of Trade and Industry.
The industrialists also expressed their concern about the ban on diesel generator (DG) sets and urged the NGT to issue instructions against it.
“As per the guidelines of the NGT, there should be a 24-hour power supply in industrial areas, yet the DHBVN is continuously cutting power in Sector 37 industrial area. The power department is flouting the orders of NGT in the name of maintenance and smart grid projects. There were several outages on Sunday, which in total lasted six to seven hours. Due to this, industries are suffering losses running in crores. Operation of diesel generators in industrial units is prohibited under stages 3 and 4 of GRAP. In such a situation, due to power cuts, industrial production suffers huge losses,” read the letter submitted by the industrialists to the NGT.
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