Greater Noida, March 3 -- The Greater Noida authority on Tuesday sanctioned Rs.1,000 crore to upgrade and enhance the existing infrastructure in the city to supply electricity as per the expected future demands in the newly developed residential and industrial clusters.The authority plans to set up as many as five additional power sub-stations to meet the increasing power demand.

The move comes after officials noted an increase in the occupancy level in residential areas in the city and an increase in the local population in view of the ongoing Noida International Airport work. Currently Greater Noida's population is around 800,000 and it is expected to increase up to 2,500,000 by 2031, said officials.

Currently the electricity demand is...