After an electricity tower in Sector 148 was uprooted during a strong storm in Noida on Monday, residents of more than 30 sectors in the city had no power for 12 hours.
Three teams of engineers from the Uttar Pradesh Power Transmission Limited (UPPTL) arrived in the city on Tuesday to re-install the high-tension line tower.
The electricity department, meanwhile, said that the power supply will resume by Thursday night, if the weather conditions remain normal, as heavy wind and rainfall could further delay the tower installation work.
According to UPPTL, the work to install the high-tension tower has been initiated under the supervision of its director and chief engineer. The officials have come to Noida from Lucknow to supervise the work.
“We are expecting that the electricity supply will resume by Thursday night,” said Mukul Singhal, superintending engineer with the electricity department.
“We have prepared a roster for all residential sectors. Each sector will get power for 12 hours in a day. We are hopeful that the crisis will get over soon,” he said.
Residents of the affected sectors, meanwhile, said that there was no power supply from Monday night till Tuesday morning. Even in the day on Tuesday, every two-hour power supply was followed by two hours of power cut.
“The trend of two-hour power supply after two-hour power cut has made our lives miserable. It is unbearable to live without power, especially when the humidity level is so high,” said Atul Singh, a resident of Sector 125.
On Monday afternoon, a high-tension power transmission tower in Sector 148 fell during a storm, affecting power supply to four sub-stations of the city. Around 50 sectors along the Noida expressway and DSC Road have been affected.