Power outages in several neighbourhoods in Noida and Ghaziabad could soon become a thing of the past if the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited goes ahead with a proposal to provide uninterrupted electricity to colonies willing to pay a stiffer tariff.
UPPCL officials said several resident welfare associations have suggested that they were willing to pay more than the standard tariff if the UPPCL ensures round-the-clock power supply to them.
Currently,power is supplied to Noida and Ghaziabad from nearby sub-stations. But that is not enough to fulfill the requirement of the two cities. Therefore,power is bought from other sources such as National Thermal Power Corporation,and sometimes from private organisations like Reliance and LANCO. But buying power is expensive, C L Gupta,UPPCL DGM,said. The power corporation was willing to buy electricity from NTPC and private sources and route it to those who were willing to pay higher tariffs,officials said.
UPPCL chairman Avanish Awasthi said: If people are willing to pay more,there will be no burden on us.
Officials said modalities of the proposal would be chalked out soon and sent to the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission for approval.