Power Grid Corporation to spend Rs 2,000 cr in Haryana

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Chandigarh, Oct 22 (UNI) Power Grid Corporation of India would spend Rs 2,000 crore in Haryana for constructing 400 KV sub-stations at Fatehabad, Sonepat and Panchkula and laying a 1,300 circuit km high voltage transmission line.

This was stated by a spokesman of Power Grid Corporation of India here today.

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda would be the Chief Guest at the dedication ceremony of 400/220 KV Bahadurgarh sub-station of power grid to be constructed at village Dabodha Khurd in district Jhajjar tomorrow.

Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde would preside over the function, he said adding that Mr Hooda would also lay the foundation stone of 400/220 KV gas insulated substation of Power Grid at Gurgaon tomorrow evening.

The spokesman said under the Rajiv Gandhi Vidyutikaran Yojana, power would be made available in all the villages by 2009 and it would be a great achievement of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government.

Similarly, a target had also been fixed to increase the capacity of national grid by the Power Grid Corporation of India from 16,000 MW to 37,000 MW by 2012.

UNI

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