I’d dreaded this time’s election not only thinking of its mismanagement in Gurgaon but also because in the weeks leading up to it, suddenly we had electricity almost all our days and nights. As a result, we acquired the bad habit of being in a cool house and seeing our appliances work at all times.
Now that the election is over, electricity outages are experienced every day but admittedly, for now they have not been too long. Last night, the power returned in just 30 min and during the day, each time it’s returned within 2 hours. Having been a New Gurgaon resident for some years, I’ve seen much worse.
I’m all for conserving power by willingly observing Earth Hours and organising my life around a known outage schedule — after all, I’m an Indian and used to a tough life! My complaint is really about a missing government office to announce an outage schedule and answer enquiries about long breakdowns.