Greater Noida: The issue of electricity tripping has intensified in the highrise societies of Greater Noida West. With the rising temperature, it gets difficult for the residents to get through long hours without electricity and regular tripping of electricity.
To discuss this issue, the residents of Greater Noida West and team NEFOWA (Noida Extension Flat Owners Welfare Association) met Sarnath Ganguly, Vice President of Noida Power Company Limited On April 22, 2022.
As per the residents, due to frequent power trips, household appliances also get damaged. Earlier, residents also took it to social media to raise the same issue. In the meeting, the residents apprised of the problem of the power cut and requested to solve it soon.
Residents also alleged that the builder is not providing multi-point connection.
Sarnath Ganguly, NPCL Vice President, shared that NPCL's infrastructure in Greater Noida West has been bearing more load than usual. He shared that in Greater Noida West, it is not possible to supply as much power as is required from the feeders available here.
However, with the completion of the sub-station of Noida Sector-123, Greno West was to get 100 MW of electricity, which would also meet the summer peak load demand of Greater Noida West. However, due to a dispute between the contractor and UPTCL, the work has not been completed yet.
On the subject of frequent tripping, Sarnath Ganguly has asked to organize a separate meeting between his team and the residents of the societies, where NPCL will provide the data that how many times there have been power cuts in the respective societies.
Sarnath Ganguly has asked his team to calculate the monthly bill for the last 6 months to see the consumption of the load. Regarding multi-point connections, Sarnath Ganguly said that there are many societies in Greater Noida West where the infrastructure is not up to the prescribed standards, so it is not possible to provide multi-point connections in those societies unless the internal infrastructure will be changed. And for residents of other societies in where the infrastructure is on point, residents will fill out the form. Multi-point connections will be given to those societies.
Manish Kumar, Senior Vice President says, “We met with the Vice President NPCL and raised our issues. As per them, they have been bearing more load than their capacity. Now the NPCL will conduct meetings with the respective societies and collect the data on electricity load with the help of the electricity bill for the last three months. It will also be checked whether the power cut issue is from the builder side or from NPCL.”