Interruptions in electricity supply in pockets of the Trans-Hindon area may last for another day, as work for increasing the height of the overhead power lines connecting the Muradnagar and Sahibabad sub-stations may continue until tomorrow.
Officials of Paschimanchal Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Limited (PVVNL) had earlier said that supply would be affected until the evening of December 11. However, Gyanendra Dwivedi, superintending engineer of PVVNL, told City Spidey that it had only been tentatively slated date and that uninterrupted supply should be feasible only from December 13.
“Work is likely to be completed by the evening of December 12, and full-fledged supply will be restored by the morning of December 13,” confirmed Dwivedi.
The height of the 220KV overhead lines is being increased to meet the requirements of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), which is extending its Metro line from Dilshad Garden to the New Bus Stand area of Ghaziabad.
The affected areas include:
1. Abhay Khand, Gyan Khand and Ahinsa Khand in Indirapuram
2. Simant Vihar, sectors 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 9 in Vaishali
3. All sectors of Vasundhara
4. Suryanagar, Brij Vihar, Rampuri and Ramprastha
5. Sahibabad industrial site, Maharajpur, Jhandapur and Karkar Mandal
6. Lajpat Nagar, Pasonda, Rajendra Nagar, Shaheed Nagar, Mohan Nagar Industrial Area, Arthla, Anand Industrial Area, Sanjay Colony, Garima Garden and RI Estate.
Residents of high-rises who have power back-up have not been affected by the disruptions. However, people living in smaller buildings in Vaishali and Vasundhara have said they have been inconvenienced by the power cuts. According to Rahul Raj, a Vaishali resident, the power cuts are lasting several hours every day and exhausting the household inverter cells.