Sixteen top realtors get notice for deficient power infrastructure

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GURGAON: Power discom Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) has issued notices to sixteen leading builders for deficient power infrastructure in their housing and commercial projects in Gurgaon, asking them the reason for not setting up the required number of sub-stations.

These large private housing societies at present procure bulk power from the DHBVN but don’t have adequate number of sub-stations of right capacity to convert it into low-voltage electricity to be supplied to the houses, burdening the discom’s infrastructure.

The list of the builders who have been issued notices, a copy of which is with TOI, includes Unitech Ltd, Malibu Estate Pvt Ltd, JMD Limited, Parsvnath Realtors Pvt Ltd, Vipul Infrastructure Pvt Ltd, Suncity Projects Pvt Ltd among others.

Confirming the move, DHBVN superintendent engineer Sanjiv Chopra said, “All the sixteen builders have been issued notices and we are waiting for their individual response.”

Speaking to TOI, a senior official of Malibu Estate Pvt Ltd said: “We have already replied to the DHBVN notice. The estimate of setting up a 33 kV sub-station has been submitted to the discom and awaiting its approval.” The cost of setting a sub- station would be around Rs 2 crore. The 204-acre Malibu Town in Sector 47 has over 2500 houses including luxury units and multi- storey apartments.

“The DHBVN has issued us a notice and we are complying with the power infrastructure guidelines in our housing projects.” an executive of JMD Limited said.

The discom had earlier this year approached the Punjab and Haryana high court and Lok Adalat against the builders’ failure to set up enough power sub-stations. “The delay on their (builders) part in setting-up sub-stations has further burdened the discom’s infrastructure,” said a senior DHBVN official.

Some builders, however, said that unless the townships are fully occupied, installation of 33 kV sub-stations will not be of much benefit. “Before asking us to set up expensive sub-station and other infrastructure, the DHBVN must be able to fulfil 90% power demand of the private housing colonies,” said a senior executive of another prominent builder.

In an email query to Suncity Projects, which claimed to have adequate power infrastructure in its township In Sector 54, the company’s spokesperson said that five sub-stations of 11kV each have been installed at the township and that there is no power deficiency.

When asked, a spokesperson of Parsvnath Realtors Pvt Ltd said: “We have not received any notice from the DHBVN. We have a sanctioned power load of 4500 kV from the discom, which we get through high-tension lines, and convert it into low-voltage electricity at our four sub-stations before supplying to consumers at our housing societies.”

Notice served

Malubi Estate – Sector 47

Suncity Township – Sector 54

Parsvnath – Sector 48

JMD – Sohna Road

Saraswati Kunj Colony

(under state govt administration) – Sector 53


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