The residents of Oklha are not only battling blazing heat but unscheduled power outages. The situation in the locality has not improved with power cuts turning out to be daily affair, according to residents. Be it Abul Fazal Enclave, Shaheen Bagh or other parts of Okhla, the situation has not improved in the last few days.
There are fears among the residents that as summer peaks in coming days the situation of power might worsen further in Jamia Nagar, a deprived locality that continues to be ignored.
“It was on Thursday when power in my area in Abul Fazla Enclave was cut off for long hours. After going in the evening power only came late night. I am lucky to have inverter, but just think about many people who don’t have the money to buy one,” said Rozy Khanam, a Jamia Nagar resident.
Many residents lamented that the situation of power in the locality has deteriorated in the last few months.
“Earlier power cut was rare in the locality. Now the situation has gone from bad to worse. Just see there is no timing for power cut. Residents are left to sweat in sweltering heat,” said Nasim Ur Rahman, another resident.