No multipoint connections yet, power to AIMS Angel Golf Avenue 2 cut for seven hours
NOIDA:: Residents of AIMS Angel Golf Avenue 2, Sector 75, woke up to a rude shock on Friday as the power department disconnected electricity supply to the society built by AIMS RG Promoters Pvt Ltd around 10am.
The move followed non-compliance by the builder with the March 31 directions of the UP Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC), seeking conversion to multipoint connections or deciding to retain single point connections with the consent of 51% of the residents.
Shivam Tripathi, a Pashchimanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (PVVNL) executive engineer, said, “We issued two notices to the builder between October and November for non-compliance with the UPERC order.” The power department then issued another notice to the builder on December 6, warning of a disconnection, but allegedly received no response. Later, a verbal communication on December 14 informed about the power disconnection slated for December 16. “Only after which, we disconnected supply,” said Tripathi.
After a seven-hour outage on Friday, power was back at the society after the builder assured the power department that it will provide information “about what residents prefer”. “The power department officials resumed supply by evening on the condition that it gets consent letters (for one of the options) within two to three days. We are working on complying with the order,” said builder representative Kapil Garg.
Garg told TOI there was no prior intimation of the power disconnection on Friday. “We, however, started providing electricity through power backup and had adequate arrangements to meet the requirements of residents,” he added.
Residents claimed neither the builder nor the power department informed them about the warning notices. “The power cut started on Friday around 10 am, after which we contacted our local sub divisional officer Ram Murat, and he told us about the events,” said VK Gupta, a resident.
Gupta said 150 flat owners earlier submitted their consent form for multipoint connections in September-October 2021 and deposited the designated fees. But the power department returned those fees, asking for online submission of details. “A few residents tried to do that but received the message that the ad hoc AOA has given consent for single point connections,” said Gupta, adding that the society has 696 units, most occupied. Without a registered AOA, the builder controls maintenance and other facilities, he said.
“The way the power department cut off supply, without any intimation, caused difficulties for families. People working from home and school children faced problems,” said Gupta.