Chandigarh, Nov 30 (UNI) The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam has identified 70 villages in a radius of 10 km of Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram Thermal Power Plant Yamunanagar where power supply would be available on urban mode after erection of High Voltage Distribution System (HVDS).
A spokesman for the Nigam said here today that the announcement regarding power supply to the villages in radius of 10 kilometer area had been made by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda while starting the process of synchronisation of the first 300 MW unit of the plant on November one.
He said the Nigam had already completed erection of HVDS in 23 villages and 25 urban colonies of Yamunanagar at an estimated cost of Rs 2.25 crore. The work was in the final stages in nine more villages and four residential colonies there.
In all, the Nigam has already completed the work in 186 villages and residential colonies so far. It has been targeted to implant the system in 200 more villages in the Nigam's jurisdiction during the current financial year.
The Nigam has given a new name to this scheme as "Haryana-Ek Naye Ujaale Ki Or ''. The erection of this system ensures renovation of the complete distribution system under which all the power supplying lines and distribution transformers are replaced at the Nigam's cost.
The area with the new system have quality power with better voltage, minimum trippings, less damage rate of transformers, reduction in line losses and more safety for the people.
The spokesman said the villages having the HVDS system would be supplied power for 18 to 20 hours daily from April one, 2008 as the state would get 144 lakh units of additional electricity after commercial operation of two units of Thermal Plant Yamunanagar.
To avail the benefit the village concerned would be required to have 100 per cent electronic metering and shifting of meters outside the consumer premises.