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Jewar MLA urges Gr Noida Power Discom to fix infrastructure glitches

GREATER NOIDA: Jewar MLA Dhirendra Singh, in a letter to the Noida Power Company Limited (NPCL), has sought prompt action to alleviate the problems faced by residents in urban and rural parts of Greater Noida regarding power cuts and poor electricity infrastructure.

The NPCL, the power distribution company responsible for electricity supply in most of Greater Noida, said it is already working on improvising the power infrastructure under its jurisdiction. (HT photo)

Besides, the discom has also been asked to expedite the energy-related development projects under Greater Noida, including the completion of the three proposed electricity substations that would become operational by July.

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The NPCL, meanwhile, said it is already working on improvising the energy infrastructure under its jurisdiction.

On Monday, Bharatiya Janata Party MLA from Jewar, Dhirendra Singh, in a letter to NPCL Managing Director and CEO PR Kumar, highlighted the public grievances.

The leader sought appropriate measures to resolve the issues, including unplanned power outages, voltage fluctuations, proper monitoring and maintenance of power infrastructure.

The discom has also been asked to increase the total capacity to 700 MW in the coming days and expedite energy-related development projects in Greater Noida to improvise power distribution and meet the rising energy demand.

“It has emerged that residents of both urban and rural areas of Greater Noida are facing various problems. Recently, a residential complex faced overnight power outage and this is unacceptable as Noida and Greater Noida are the financial capitals of the state and are a major source of revenue for the government,” the MLA said in his letter .

“If the situation of these cities is like this, what example are we going to set? I will also take up the issue in the legislative assembly if the grievances are not addressed,” he added.

“The NPCL had proposed that the three upcoming electricity substations would become operational by July, but it doesn’t seem that way,” the MLA further added.

A copy of the MLA’s letter is with HT.

Meanwhile, the NPCL, the power distribution company responsible for electricity supply in most of Greater Noida, said it is already working on improvising the power infrastructure under its jurisdiction.

Notably, the NPCL has about 160,000 registered power consumers across the city, under its ambit.

Senior vice-president (operations), NPCL, Sarnath Ganguly, informed that they are already working on better power supply.

“We are working to ensure better power supply is provided under NPCL and with the development of the three new electricity substations coming up at Metro Depot, Ecotech 8 and Ecotech 10, we are also aiming to power generation capacity to increase approximately 800MW. On Monday alone, we reached the capacity of 708.51 MW and we have made arrangements for 1,000 MW,” he said.

There is a 30% increase in capacity over last year and the same is sufficient to meet this year’s expected peak load of 750 MW, the official said.

“We are taking all necessary steps and are currently in touch with various consumer groups to provide the best services in Greater Noida. We are working on the issues raised,” Ganguly added.