Residential Housing Project
GURGAON: Residents of Mayfield Garden on Wednesday held a protest march from Rajiv Chowk to deputy commissioner Shekhar Vidyarthi's office in old city, for being denied power connection due to the apathy of the developer as well as power discom and local authorities.
"We have had enough. We have brought that the rally to protest against the developer, Sheetal International, for not providing us with adequate infrastructure in the colony as well as the lukewarm attitude of the government and power discom Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN)," president of Sheetal RWA, Dharmamvir Yadav, said.
He added: "As residents, we got the sale deed of plots/flat executed only after paying the requisite stamp duties, got the building plans approved and also obtained occupation certificates. Yet we are being denied electricity connections for no fault of ours."
The protest rally came on a day when the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) rejected Sheetal International's review petition and instead sought an explanation for delay.
Yadav, however, said that following the dismissal of review petition, "the way is now open for prosecution and imposition of fine on builders for non-compliance of the 2009 HERC order", wherein Sheetal RWA sought actions against the erring developers under the provisions of sections 142 to 146 of Electricity Act.
"DHBVN was asked to elaborate the deficiencies in electricity distribution system which the builders have failed to remove. The case was then adjourned for next hearing on 18 September. This has been dragging on and the district authorities are not helping us in any way," he added.
However, DHBVN general manager Sanjeev Chopra said: "Now that the HERC has dismissed the review petition and asked the developer for an explanation for the delay.
I am hopeful that we are on the right track "