Noida: Forced to rely on temporary power connection, say Hilston Urbtech residents

October 17, 2022
Noida: Forced to rely on temporary power connection, say Hilston Urbtech residents

NOIDA: Forced to rely on a temporary power connection, Hilston Urbtech society residents protested against the builder in front of the society’s main gate on Sunday. As part of their protest, residents banged kitchen utensils and wore printed T-shirts with slogans like ‘Is the builder a thief’.

According to residents, the builder had taken a temporary connection during construction, but even after families started living in the society, it continued using that.

In September, a team from the power distribution utility in Meerut issued a warning to the builder, prompting work on a permanent connection. But work has stopped again despite frequent power cuts and reports of voltage fluctuation damaging appliances.

“November 5 is the deadline to complete the work, but the builder has done nothing for the past three weeks,” said Ashok Taneja, a resident.

“The digging process for the permanent connection started on September 19. But the builder stopped work after some time,” said Anjali Rathore, another resident.

“The builder has also often run the society on DG sets and charged us for it even as we face daily outages of 8 to 10 hours,” Rathore added.

On the issue, a Noida authority official said they could not intervene as it is between the builder and the power department.

JV Singh, chief engineer at the power department, said, “It is now the builder’s responsibility to get the remaining work done. We can’t do anything.”

A spokesperson for the builder said, “Only 50ft digging work is pending. It will hardly take 2-3 days. However, the electricity department is asking for extra three lakhs from us due to which we can not complete the work.”

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