Power supply blips worry Rapid Metro
GURGAON: Power supply to Rapid Metro failed twice in two months, prompting the CEO of the private mass transit company to write to Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam.
According to the letter from Rapid Metro CEO Rajiv Banga — a copy of which is with TOI — power supply from the Q block substation failed at 8.24 am on June 25 and resumed after over two hours at 10.45 am. During this period, operations were managed from a backup supply via an 11 kV line from the Sector 28 substation. But supply from this line also failed at 9.19 am and resumed at 9.34 am.
“Due to failure of supply from both sources, operations were completely shut down for about 43 minutes, out of which 20 minutes was exclusively on account of power supply. The shutdown of train services resulted in considerable inconvenience to passengers due to overcrowding at the stations,” Banga claimed in his letter.
On May 19, too, supply from both lines had failed between 12.04 pm and 12.25 pm. Rapid Metro has two independent 11 kV lines supplying electricity for its operations from the Q block and Sector 28 substations.