East Delhi to get alternate power grid for backup
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After years of delay, East Delhi will finally be able to draw power from an alternate grid if the main grid fails. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav allowed the Delhi government to build the required infrastructure in UP. Following a discussion with Dikshit on Monday, Yadav agreed to the construction of six transmission and distribution towers in Noida.
Dikshit said on Monday that Yadav had allowed the Delhi government to construct the towers on land owned by the UP Irrigation department. "We would like to thank Yadav for agreeing to this proposal. This will go a long way in helping Delhi's power infrastructure. The Delhi government will pay UP Rs 2.91 crore for using the land," Dikshit said.
Delhi Power Minister Haroon Yusuf said Delhi Transco Ltd has been tasked with constructing the six towers in Noida.
"We have already ordered the construction, which we believe will be completed by January or February. This will act as an alternate grid for East Delhi," Yusuf said. He said the network of towers would prove useful in the event of a grid collapse.
According to Yusuf, the proposal had remained stagnant for close to a decade. "The Delhi government had proposed this to UP several years ago, but no agreement could be made. However, discussions between our CM and Yadav proved fruitful," Yusuf said.
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