In a bid to improve the power supply, especially during summers, the Paschimanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (PVVNL) will soon start the installation work of 30 new transformers across Noida.
Officials of the distribution company concerned said the new transformers with a capacity of 400 kVA will benefit 30 residential and industrial sectors. They will be installed in Sectors 5, 6, 11, 12, 22, 34, 53, 57, 58, 59, 60, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 76 and 77.
Rakesh Kumar Rana, an official in PVVNL, said the cost of these transformers is approximately Rs 2 crore. The work will begin by next week and will be completed by April 15.
Talking to City Spidey, Rana further added, “The new transformers will not only reduce the burden on the existing infrastructure but will also improve the reliability of power supply.”
However, residents are not completely satisfied with this move.
Sumit Singh, a resident of Sector 20 said, ”The PVVNL and the Noida Authority promise the same thing but we face frequent power cuts every summer. We are hoping that there will be no power cuts this year. Well, only time will tell!”
A large number of transformers in Noida get overloaded frequently. There are nearly 4,000 transformers with the capacity of 25, 63, 100, 160, 250, 400, 630 and 1000 kVA in the city. Over 1,000 of them often get overloaded, which sometimes leads to malfunctioning and low voltage supply.
The Noida Authority provides the necessary infrastructure to the discom and its maintenance is taken care of by the discom itself.