Fewer complaints, higher revenue in high voltage system

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Chandigarh, Dec 23 (UNI) High Voltage Distribution System (HVDS) has prooved to be a success in Haryana as there are less complaints of power tripping and it has also helped in increasing the revenue.

These facts came to light following a study of HVDS in 87 villages and residential colonies of urban areas under the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN).

The studies showed 69.29 per cent reduction in the complaints regarding tripping or break downs, 41.81 per cent increase in revenue realisation and 31.74 per cent increase in revenue assessment during April to October this year as compared to the corresponding months of last year.

Giving details, a spokesman of the Nigam said here today that the areas after having the facility of HVDS, had 12.55 per cent new domestic connections and there was no report of damage of distribution transformer due to over loading.

Prior to this, one of the major reasons of damage of distribution transformers was, change of phase by the residents on their own.

Significantly, there was no report of any major accident also in these areas.

He said that the villages and urban colonies of Rohtak, Jind, Sonipat, Panipat, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Yamunanagar and Ambala have been included for analysing the implementation of the HVDS. The work had been completed in 145 villages and 48 colonies so far and was in progress at 126 places. It had been targeted to complete the work at 200 places during the remaining period of the current financial year.

The spokesman also said that all wires, cables and distribution transformers are changed at the Nigam's cost to implement the HVDS.

New cement poles were also erected as per technical specification by the Nigam in the areas concerned.

The supply lines were being kept away from the households to ensure safety, he added.

UNI

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