After rejoicing the sudden flurries of rain for the past two days we are faced with the aftermath of blustering winds. A power transmission tower has fallen in sector 129 substation due to yesterday’s stormy winds leading to long power cuts in the city. This 220kV substation provides electric supply to all of Noida. Although mercury dipped after the rains but the high humidity levels is killing. Arrrghhh!!!
The power supply has been erratic with long outages and would continue to be so till Thursday. It is going to take almost three days for the transmission department to fix the tower and get the substation up and running. Phew! Three long days. Meanwhile the power supply would be available intermittently for 12-14 hours. You can check with the RWA (Resident Welfare Association) officials about the timing of outages.
NPCL (Noida Power Company Limited), the power distribution company for Noida and Greater Noida, has started last month an SMS alert service. RWA officials of your society get a message from NPCL about the power cuts in your area. Whether power cut is due to maintenance work, fault in the transmission lines, breakdown of distribution transformer or short supply you would be informed through an SMS. In fact power cuts have become a constant in summers here. So taking advantage of this facility you can plan your day accordingly.
Wash that load of laundry while you still have power supply and get finished with your grinding and mixing too in the kitchen. Go window shopping in air-conditioned malls while your power cut has rendered your AC useless. Catch latest blockbuster movie in the AC environs of multiplex and escape tormenting humid conditions. People living in society buildings relook at your water pump operating timings and reschedule.These are some of the tips to manage your day around power supply. You can also check out our events updates on Facebook or this blog to know the things you can do in Noida. Do share with us your experience of how you are coping with power cut. In the meantime, Noidawallahs brace yourself for a brush with sultry days ahead and share your smart ideas to beat the heat.
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