Date Of Post: 05 Mar, 2018
Noida: The NMRC (Noida Metro Rail Corporation) is set to begin trials on its 30 km long Noida-Greater Noida Metro link in April as the UPPTCL (Uttar Pradesh Power Transmission Corporation Ltd.) has started supplying required power to this project.
- PD Upadhyay, Executive Director, NMRC, said,“The UPPTCL has started supplying 400KV electricity supply from its Sector 148 power substation from February 28 to the 30km Noida-Greater Noida Metro link. UPPTCL’s top officials have also conducted an inspection and written to their staff in Noida to immediately start power supply. It is good news because now, we can start trials on this Metro link in April and make way for commercial operations after completing the necessary formalities related to safety.”
- Upadhyay said,“It takes time to lay electricity lines and ready substations. Finally, everything is in place in terms of power supply requirement. It means the big hurdle of power supply is now over. Now, we will focus on other works such as signalling, electricity wires and other technical requirements at all completed Metro stations and power networks. Due to non-availability of adequate power we were not able to do that earlier.”
- Civil work of 21 Metro stations on the corridor is complete and finishing touches are being given by the DMRC, officials said.
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