Noida’s power solution stuck in line trouble
The sub station is ready for the last six months and all electrical work including panels have been installed but the 220 KV Sub Station in Noida’s Sector 129 is yet to see the light of day, reports Kapil Datta.india Updated: Apr 14, 2010 23:34 IST
The sub station is ready for the last six months and all electrical work including panels have been installed but the 220 KV Sub Station in Noida’s Sector 129 is yet to see the light of day.
The sub station, with the projected cost of construction at Rs 80 crore, can supply power to one-fourth of Noida.
“The power corridor to bring the power line to the station has met with two obstructions in Greater Noida. One stretch of 1.7 km falls in a forest land for which proposal has been sent to the state government for approval,” A.P. Mishra, general manager of Paschimanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited, told Hindustan Times on Wednesday.
“The other 1.5 km stretch of land belongs to a private company and some farmers, who have moved the court. Now we are realigning the power corridor at this stretch.”
He added that it would take another six months to get connectivity to the sub station.
Noida residents are already reportedly facing 4 to 6 hours of power cuts for the last few days.
“Had the sub station been made functional, Noida residents would have got rid of long power cuts this summer,” Mishra said.