Noida: Patience ran out for residents of Supertech Capetown, a residential highrise society in Sector 74, Noida, due to a long power cut on an intervening night of Monday and Tuesday. They came out from their flats to demand temporary backup.
CitySpidey came to know that power interruption was due to Pashchimanchal Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Limited's (PVVNL) grid failure. The power cut continued for more than nine hours. It went off at 12.10 am and was only restored at 9.10 am.
The maintenance team later made an appeal to the residents to show patience as it was due to an electric grid failure. They sent a written statement to residents, it read, “We have done our best job to manage the situation and ensure standby supply in the best possible manner. While managing the diesel generator (DG) supply and liaisoning with the PVVNL throughout the night was itself a challenging job.”
Arun Sharma, President of Supertech Capetown's Apartment Owners Association (AOA) said, “There was no electricity for more than nine hours. Many residents do not have electricity backup. They faced many problems due to this. Residents from about thirty flats came out to protest. They were demanding a temporary backup from the facility team.”
“It is a request to the builder to please provide temporary electricity backup in these situations and charge that amount from the residents for that time period. With this, no one will face any problems.”
Sachin Singla, a resident of the society said, “The problem was from the side of PVVNL. Most of the residents misinterpreted the problem. They came out from their flats to request for power restoration. The power cut continued for nine hours, which is a long duration of time. We just wanted a temporary power backup.”