Noida may face power cuts, lasting up to six hours, till Tuesday as electricity wires and poles in various parts of the city are being upgraded.
The Uttar Pradesh Power Transmission Corporation Limited (UPPTCL) is upgrading the transmission line between Greater Noida
and Noida to increase the capacity. The work is almost complete, except a 1-km stretch between Noida’s Sector
65 and 67.
Mohammed Ishaque, superintending engineer of UPPTCL (Noida), said the work, which is being carried out for one month now, will continue for a couple of more days and power cuts may take place till the project is complete.
“We hope that the work to increase the capacity will be over by Monday or Tuesday. Cutting the power supply for the work is an essential safety measure. We have asked the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) to inform the residents about the outages,” said Ishaque.
UPPCL Noida superintending engineer Mukul Singhal said power cuts stretching up to six hours between 8am and 2pm may take place in sectors 65 to 67.
“We have informed the residents about it,” said Singhal.
He said there have been no outages in the past few weeks apart from the scheduled power cuts.
Residents, however, said that there have been unscheduled power cuts, lasting up to five hours, in the past week.
Besides, many industrial units, sectors such as 11, 15, 20, 26, 52 and villages like Jhundpura and Harola have been facing erratic power supply.
The residents met local MLA Vimla Batham on Friday over the issue.
“Power supply has been erratic. I have received complaints from both residents and industries. I will take up the matter with the superintending engineer on Monday,” said Batham.