Power woes of residents in private colonies are likely to be resolved soon. The power department is all set to invest Rs 200 crore to upgrade and maintain the feeders installed in builder areas and group housing societies.
A senior official of the power department said around Rs 1 crore is required to upgrade and maintain one feeder on an average. As of now, residents in builder areas and housing societies are facing outages for hours owing to insufficient infrastructure, over-loaded and erratic supply.
“The move by power discoms will bring much-needed relief to the residents,” he said. The power discoms have prepared an elaborate maintenance plan for feeders. It will take around a year to implement the plan and upgrade the network of feeders, according to officials.
Another senior official of the power department said builders, who should take care of power infra maintenance in plotted colonies and group housing societies, pass the responsibility to resident welfare associations (RWAs).
They, in turn, are unable to carry out the maintenance work properly, owing to which residents have to face tough time during power cuts. The plight of residents, who file complaints, has forced the power discoms to take over the maintenance work.
“During the maintenance work, the load of independent feeders will be shifted to another feeders and additional infrastructure will be created so that the residents do not face crisis during the work,” said an official. Power discoms have bee working on other ways to ensure circuits and cables don’t break under excess load. Also, workers have many a time complained that they don’t get necessary equipmentt to tackle outages and erratic supply. Brett Hull Authentic JerseyShare This