NOIDA: The power department will focus on upgrading infrastructure in sectors that face frequent outages. Officials said that the work is likely to start in 10 such sectors soon and will be finished by April.
The work will include repairing panel boxes and transformers, replacing old electricity poles, and installing TPMOs (triple pole manual operated switch) between power lines and transformers to ensure regular supply.
“We have started preparing for the infrastructure upgrade work. We had sent a proposal to the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) seeking Rs 35 crores for the repair work. Of that, Rs 22 crores have been sanctioned. Now, the tendering process has started and we hope that the remaining amount also gets cleared. Once the tender process is complete, we will start the work, most likely by end of March,” said VN Singh, the chief zonal engineer, Noida, Pashchimanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited. (PVVNL).
He added that while they will focus on some of the older sectors and housing societies, like sectors 11, 12, 19, 20, 22, 40, 41, 49 and 34 and Dhawalagiri and Udayagiri apartments in Sector 37, initially, several contractors will be engaged so that the work in completed soon. “It will be done in phases,” Singh added. He said that the work to install power lines and repairing transformers is likely to be over before the peak summer season.
“Last year, due to the lockdown, the repair work could not be done in most residential sectors. But this year, the issues will be taken up on priority,” said an official from the power department.