Amidst the blistering heat in the city, the residents of many high rises had to spend the night without power at Greater Noida West. Around 9 pm, residents of different societies started sharing concerns about power cuts and struggles to withstand the severe weather on social media groups.
As per the residents, in many societies power was resumed after 3-4 hours, however, in many others, it took more than four hours. According to Noida Power Company Limited (NPCL), power supply was interrupted due to feeder break.
The societies which faced power cuts were – Panchsheel Greens, Panchsheel Greens 2, APV Reality, Geotech Homes, Artha Infotech, Fusion Buildtech, Galaxy Dream Homes, La Residentia and many more.
Sandeep Kumar, a resident of Exotica Dream Vally said, “It was difficult to survive in extreme weather conditions. On Monday, power went off around 9 pm and it resumed only around 2 am. As well, there was complete power failure in few societies on Sunday.”
According to the residents, the situation became worse because of overload on DG sets. Residents alleged that DG sets installed for power backup in most of the societies failed to give power backup.
“Power consumption increased manifold and backup system failed. The reason is that in most of the societies power load is high whereas load distribution is low,” said Vikas Kumar, a resident of Panchsheel Greens.