Noida: Just as the summers have made their early arrival this season, the issue of irregular electricity supply in the societies of Noida has picked up. The residents of Sector 51, Noida woke to three electricity cuts on the morning of Wednesday, March 30, 2022.
Riled by the interruption, the RWA of Sector 51 has written a letter to the Superintendent Engineer, Paschim Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (PVVNL). The RWA says that if the maintenance of the transformer is done on time, the issue can be resolved to a considerable extent. They also suggest timely calculation of the load on a transformer because in case the load is high, the transformer will wear out quicker.
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Residents have complained that the regular electricity cuts also lead to interruption in water supply. Rajesh Kher, a resident of Sector 51 says, “For the elderly at home, the situation has become unbearable. There has been no improvement in power supply in Noida for the last few years. This sector was better earlier, we hardly saw any power cuts. Now, due to regular power cuts, even the WiFi is interrupted which makes working from home more difficult. Noida is deemed as an upcoming model city in Uttar Pradesh. If the model city has this kind of infrastructure, who is going to come and invest here?”
Another resident, Vijaypal Satia says, “The PVVNL are not able to maintain their transformers. The transformers should be repaired before the summers arrive. We are living in the 21st century and in a high-tech city but we are facing power cuts about 20 to 30 times a day, which is ridiculous.”
Sanjeev Kumar, General Secretary, Sector 51 RWA says, "The load of a furniture enterprises' upcoming store at Plot No. E-1, Sector 51 has also been put on the transformer of Sector 51 E block these days. It is requested that the authorities should not use the transformer meant for residential areas while giving commercial supply to big companies. Senior officers of the Electricity Department are requested to kindly plan in advance to solve the problem."