Greater Noida: Yamuna Expressway authority will buy more electricity
With three defunct substations, the urban areas along the expressway are suffering from acute power shortagenoida Updated: May 21, 2017 22:54 IST
The Yamuna Expressway industrial development authority will procure a 60MVA load of electricity by September to meet the demand of its urban populace.
The urban area along the expressway is facing acute shortage of power because its three power substations are defunct. Around 10,000 people reside in urban areas under the authority.
Providing adequate power supply to domestic and industrial consumers has been a challenge for the authority. The authority has not been able to procure electricity from the Gharbara power station in Greater Noida due to a case between the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) and Noida Power Corporation Limited (NPCL) over transmission control in the Supreme Court.
YEIDA chief executive officer Arun Vir Singh and UPPCL managing director Abhishek Prakash discussed the issues on Friday in Greater Noida.
“UPPCL has agreed to supply 60MVA power to our three power stations by September from its power station in Mandi Shyam Nagar area in Greater Noida’s Dankaur. If the legal case between UPPCL and NPCL is resolved, we will start getting power from Gharbara. But until then, we will get the supply from Mandi Shyam Nagar. We will complete the necessary work for developing the facilities before September,” Singh said.
Officials said YEIDA is in a dire need of electricity because it has decided to give possession of plots to 10,000 allottees and flats to 5,100 buyers in its affordable housing flats scheme by June.
“We could not meet the power demands of people living along Yamuna Expressway as our three power stations of 33/11 KVA, in sectors 17A, 24A and 22A, did not get power supply from Gharbara power station in Greater Noida due to litigation pending in the Supreme Court,” the CEO said.
YEIDA has allotted 300 acres for the Patanjali Food and Herbal Park and 130 acres for Patanjali Ayurveda Limited in sectors 24, 24A and 22B along a 120m wide stretch of the expressway.
“We want power supply in these areas because we also need to supply power to the Patanjali food park,” the CEO said.