Ghaziabad: New power infra to augment supply in Indirapuram
Officials said that by connecting the two substations, they are in a position to provide uninterrupted power supply to nearly 20,000 households in Indirapuram.noida Updated: Oct 26, 2017 14:19 IST
Nearly four days after it was inaugurated, the 400KV electricity substation at Indirapuram was put into use. Two substations in Indirapuram — Kala Patthar and Shipra Sun City distribution substations — were connected to the substation on Wednesday and it started to supply power.
Officials said that by connecting the two substations, they are in a position to provide uninterrupted power supply to nearly 20,000 households in Indirapuram.
“The two substations (33KV each) are the first ones to be connected to the new 400KV system. These two substations will cater to nearly 20,000 households in Indirapuram and will also ensure uninterrupted power supply,” said MC Sharma, chief engineer (trans-Hindon circle), Paschimanchal Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Limited.
“In all, we require nearly 180MvA load for the Indirapuram locality. All substations in Indirapuram will be connected to the new substation by the first week of November. The process of connecting the existing distribution substations (33KV) to the 400KV takes nearly four hours. We expect to connect all nine distribution substations in Indirapuram by the end of October,” he said.
The Indirapuram 400KV substation, inaugurated on October 21, will benefit areas of Indirapuram, Vasundhara, Kaushambi, Delta colonies, Lajpat Nagar, Rajendra Nagar and Noida, officials said.
It is part of a Rs1,000 crore project, which forms a 36km loop between Hapur’s 765KV and Ator’s 400KV substations. The other substation at Ator will cater to Hapur and rural areas of Ghaziabad.
Overall, the 400KV substation at Indirapuram is designed to cater to nearly 2.5 lakh households. After Indirapuram, it will further be connected to Sahibabad’s and Noida Sector 62’s 220KV substations.
Of its total capacity of 1000MvA, the Indirapuram 400KV is scheduled to supply 180MvA to Indirapuram, 400MvA to Sahibabad and another 200MvA to Noida’s Sector 62 substation.
The entire Rs1,000 crore project was initiated in October 2013 and funded by the state government. The project faced several hurdles — protest by farmers, land issues and litigation — before it was finally inaugurated by present UP power minister, Shrikant Sharma.