Long outages without notice, complain Greater Noida residents

  • By TOI
  • | Tuesday | 10th July, 2018

“If we call at the NPCL call centre, our call does not get picked up,” he said.Harinder Bhati, a resident of Sector Beta I, said that on Sunday, they had a power cut for as long as three-and-a-half hours. “We were told that there was some fault in one of the transformers,” he said.When contacted, an NPCL official said that a 60 MVA transformer of the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPTCL) located in RC Green of Greater Noida had a defect and “the same needs to be rectified”. NOIDA: Even as the district authorities took great care to ensure full power supply to the new Samsung mobile phone plant that was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South Korean president Moon Jae-in residents of Greater Noida complained of long outages for over the past week.While direct supply of 50 megawatt was provided to the Samsung unit in Noida’s Sector 81 and multiple generators were kept on standby, residents of Greater Noida sectors like Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Pi III said repeated complaints to the Noida Power Company Limited (NPCL) had only fallen on deaf ears.Manoj Garg, a resident of Sector Gamma II said that “power cuts are happening without any prior information” and on Monday too, there was no power supply since 1 pm.

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