Transformer blast leads to massive power failure in Noida Sector 51

By Avishek Dubey
Photo: Samrat Roy
Posted: May 31, 2018

Residents of Noida sector 51 claimed that a transformer located in block D of their area had caught fire at 12:25 am on Thursday. They said that the fire was doused off by two security guards of the society along with a security guard of Rhythm playschool. However, no casualties were reported due to the fire.

The residents have been suffering due to inadequate power supply since the last few days.

Further, their woes failed to end as a blast took place in the same transformer at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday morning. This in turn led to a massive power failure in the entire sector.

As per the residents, the power was restored after three hours, around 11:30 a.m.

Sanjeev Kumar, Secretary of RWA, Sector 51, spoke to City Spidey regarding the issue of  power cuts.

“Whenever we complain, the officials blame it on the ongoing work of the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC). However, what we fail to understand is that when the metro’s trial run is conducted during the day, then why do power cuts occur in the night?”

The residents are fed up with frequent power cuts which have worsened in comparison to the last year.

Rahul Pandey, an engineer of PVVNL, however said that the transformer hadn’t caught fire. He claimed that instead the cable box installed near the transformer had caught fire.

“The reason is still unknown but we think that it happened due to overloading or heating,” Pandey said.

He further claimed that the problem had been resolved and power supply restored in the sector.


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