Starting Thursday, the trans-Hindon areas in Ghaziabad are likely to face power cuts ranging from 4-5 hour for three days till October 1. The transmission department will undertake the shutdown for raising the height of five transmission towers, which are posing a hindrance to the construction of the elevated road project near river Hindon.
The officials of the transmission department said the high capacity double circuit line, which supplies power from Murad Nagar to Sahibabad, will be shut for the work. The shutdown will necessitate power cuts in Sahibabad, Indirapuram, Vaishali and other nearby residential and industrial areas.
“Alternative arrangement for power has been done and the shutdown will begin from 8 am on Thursday till 4 pm on October 1. During the shutdown, the work for raising the height of five towers by another 25 feet will be undertaken,” said Yatendra Kumar, superintending engineer, UP Power Transmission Corporation Limited.
At present, the trans-Hindon requires nearly 310 megawatt of power. But during the shutdown, the area will receive only about 200-210 megawatt each day for three days.
“During the shutdown, we have made arrangements to feed areas separately. The substation in Mohan Nagar will be fed from Loni. Industrial area near Rathi Steels will be fed from Murad Nagar while Vaishali substation will be fed from Noida,” Kumar said.
The GDA is presently placing the precast segments on the Hindon elevated road with the help of huge mechanical launchers. The height of five towers is low and is posing a hindrance to the movement of the launchers.
The 10.3 km elevated road project is intended to connect UP Gate to Raj Nagar Extension. it is a priority project of the UP government. The officials of Ghaziabad development authority said they completed nearly 65% work on the project and the delay in shifting of lines will delay completion of the project.