“Nagla Fatela” is a village in Hathras (Mahamaya Nagar) UP, just three hours from Delhi. It may take only three hours to reach Nagla Fatela but it took 70 years for electricity to reach there.
This village sitting next door to India’s capital New Delhi has been electrified only in October 2015. Locals are happy that “Nagla Fatela” is no longer a forgotten village. Incidentally this village also found a mention in PM Modi’s Independence Day speech on August 15, 2016.
With PM Narendra Modi mentioned about this village in his Independence Day speech, the village has sudden;y come into limelight. “You will be surprised to know that at merely three hours journey from Delhi, there is a village called Nagla Fatela in Hathras region. It takes only three hours to reach this Nagla Fatela. But it took 70 years for electricity to reach there. 70 years, my brothers and Sisters! And therefore, I am introducing you to the work culture that we are following,” PM Modi said on Monday.
Story behind the electrification of Village Nagla Fatela:
Electrification of the village was proposed by the Uttar Pradesh Government under 12th plan of Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) and the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for this purpose was submitted through State Level Steering committee, headed by Chief Secretary of the State on date November 13, 2013.
For this village, the DPR proposed connections to all households including creation of infrastructure one transformer of 63kVA, four transformers of 25kVA, HT 1.57 km, LT 1.54 km (three phase) and LT 0.62 km (single phase).
The DPR was sanctioned by Government of India on 20.12.2013 and sanction letter was released by Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) on 06.01.2014.
The DISCOM (DVVNL Agra) confirmed on 26.02.2015 that village Nagla Fatela is still un-electrified. DVVNL Agra, reported in October 2015 that infrastructure work for electrification of the village Nagla Fatela has been completed and the village has been electrified.
Accordingly the village was shown as electrified in the GARV App by REC.