Noida: The residents of sector 51 have raised the issue of electricity fluctuation and wrote a letter to the officers of UPPCL/PVVNL on April 27, 2022, requesting to look into this issue at the earliest. Residents share that they face power cuts every day. As per them, sometimes as frequent as 15 times a day. As per them, electrical appliances are getting damaged due to the electricity fluctuation.
Due to fluctuation in electricity, a fridge kept in the house of Sanjeev Kumar, General Secretary of RWA sector 51 caught fire. Fortunately, the MCB tripped and the fire did not spread to other parts of the house. Otherwise, a major accident could take place. Similarly, complaints of malfunctioning appliances are being reported by other residents of the sector.
Sanjeev Kumar shared that on the night of April 25 at 1:30 am, the pole of 11000 line fell in front of D- 188 due to the storm. As a result of this, there was a power cut for the whole night in the sector. There was a long electricity cut last night too. "We are exhausted. Almost everyone is complaining about the constant fluctuation of electricity. RWA Sector 51 is ready to provide all possible help to the electricity department. We need this issue to be resolved soon", he says.
Now, the RWA of sector 51 is trying to take matters into their hands or at least try to resolve the issue. On April 27, 2022, RWA team poured water into the earthing pit of all the transformers in the area installed by the electricity department to strengthen the earthing and reduce the electricity fluctuation. Security guards and employees of some employees from the electricity department were present.
Vijaypal Satia says, “The PVVNL are not able to maintain their transformers. We are living in the 21st century and in a high-tech city but we face power cuts about 20 to 30 times a day, which is ridiculous. Our electricity appliances are getting damaged one by one.”
Rajesh Kher, a resident of Sector 51 says, “There has been no improvement in power supply in Noida for the last few years. Earlier, there were hardly any power cuts in the sector. Now, due to regular power cuts, even the WiFi is interrupted which makes working from home more difficult. The electricity department should find the root cause to solve the problem.”