Chandigarh, Nov 28 (UNI) The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam has decided to supply power from 18 to 20 hours daily with effect from April 1, 2008 to the domestic consumers of those villages who would opt for the erection of power supply system through the High Voltage Distribution System (HVDS).
This facility would also be made available to the villages where the Nigam has already started the electricity supply through HVDS.
Giving details, a spokesman for the Nigam said here today that more power would be available to the state after commercial operation of two units of 300 MW each of Thermal Power Project, Yamuna Nagar.
To avail the facility the villages concerned would be required to have the HVDS erected by the Nigam on Nigam's cost, ensure 100 per cent electronic metering and shifting of meters outside consumer premises.
He said that a new name to the scheme launched for power supply through this system had been given as "Haryana-Ek Naye Ujaale Ki Or".
The erection of this system ensures renovation of the complete distribution system of the village to give quality power with better voltage, minimum trippings, less damage rate of transformers, reduction in line losses and more safety for the people.
The spokesman further stated that the Nigam has targeted to erect the HVDS in 200 more villages by the end of current financial year. It had already completed the work in 186 villages and urban colonies in its command area comprising Panchkula, Ambala, Yamuna Nagar, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Karnal, Panipat, Sonipat, Rohtak, Jhajjar and Jind districts.