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Noida: Noida has been reeling under major power shortage since Monday afternoon, leaving people in a helpless condition in the sweltering heat.

The power supply came to an abrupt standstill after a tower, carrying transmission lines, collapsed in Monday’s storm.

Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) Superintendent Engineer Mukul Singhal said a transmission line tower, carrying lines supplying power from the 220 KV power station in Greater Noida to power station in Noida, collapsed in the storm.

He said the tower was found twisted due to strong air turbulence. Since then, the power supply has been disrupted and the entire NOIDA city has been facing a major power supply shortage.

The official said that it might take yet another day for power supply to normalise.

“The erection (of the tower) would take another day. The assemby of the tower has commenced on the spot. As an adhoc arrangement, we are supplying power to the city on an average 12 to 13 hours a day from other sources,” Singhal said.

“Two other 220 KV power stations in sector-20 and sector-62, from where we have managed to supply power on an adhoc basis in phases, have enabled us to feed the city with 12 to 13 hours supply daily,” Singhal said.

Residents complained of finding it difficult to manage with such a power deficit.

“The absence of electricity also affected the water supply in our society. It was because the water tubewell could not function without electricity,” said K.D. Sharma, a resident of Noida Sector-62.

“We are having a tough time at home as even the inverters are no more in working condition. They could not be recharged after they got exhausted,” said Poonam Singh, a resident of Noida Sector-52.

(IANS)

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After Delhi’s Toxic Smog, Air Quality Worsens in Most UP Cities

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has issued a health warning for children, senior citizens and people with respiratory issues, asking them to avoid morning walks and stay indoors.

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Issuing a slew of direction as immediate measures to control pollution in Delhi-NCR, the court banned felling of trees, ordered sprinkling of water on roads to control dust. Pixabay

Lucknow, November 9, 2017 : After the deadly smog in Delhi, the hazardous weather conditions have hit the state of Uttar Pradesh with various cities recording dangerously poor air quality, officials said on Thursday.

The Air Quality Index (AQI) of Noida has been noted as the worst in the state in the past 24-hours.

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has issued a health warning for children, senior citizens and people with respiratory issues, asking them to avoid morning walks and stay indoors.

The air quality in the state capital is worst in Lalbagh where the average AQI is 463, which was very close to that in Noida in the last 24-hours, an official told IANS.

Following this, on he lines of Delhi, the district administration in Noida has ordered closure of all schools from nursery to Class 8 till November 10.

The AQI in Moradabad is 439, Noida (469), Lucknow (430), Agra (394) and Ghaziabad (372).

Due to the smog that has descended on most parts of the state, as many as 17 persons have been killed in road accidents across the state in the last 24 hours, police said. (IANS)

 

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