2 substations ready in Noida, but can’t operate yet over pending fee | Noida News – Times of India

NOIDA: Operations of two new power substations have been delayed over clearance of supervision fee. Two substations of 33/11 KVA each have been completed in blocks A and C of Sector-63, but the delay over clearence is expected to affect seamless supply to the sector this summer.
While UP Power Transmission Corporation Limited (UPPTCL) had built the substations at an approximate cost of Rs 1.25 crore, on demand from the Noida Authority, the power department has yet to take over due to pending supervision fees. Even as a decision is awaited from the head office in Lucknow, operations are likely to be delayed till April for now.
“The substations were built to take the load of overloaded transformers in the sector. Once operational, they will provide uninterrupted supply to the consumers of Sector-63,” said PK Srivastava, superintending engineer of UPPTCL.
“Senior officials in both PVVNL and Noida Authority are handling the matter where options are being explored. We expect the matter to be resolved soon from headquarters in Lucknow,” said Yogendra Singh, sub-divisional officer (SDO) of the Sector 63 substation.
The delay in the takeover is now a cause for worry among the residents.
Rajesh Singh, deputy general manager of the electrical and maintenance department of Noida Authority, however, told TOI that the matter is being taken up by the power department and a resolution is expected soon. “We expect that by mid-April the power department will take over charge of the substations and begin operations,” said Singh.

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