Haryana plans to add 5000 MW power in next few years

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Hisar, Jan 27 (UNI) To enhance the power generating capacity of Haryana by 5000 MW, the state government would implement a capacity-addition programme.

This was stated by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda at village Bithmara after laying foundation stone of 33 KV substation to be constructed by the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) at the cost of Rs 1.40 crore. He also laid the foundation stone of a boosting station for drinking water which would cost Rs 37 lakh.

The Chief Minister said the programme included setting up of 600 MW Deen Bandhu Chhotu Ram Thermal Power Project at Yamunanagar, 1200 MW Rajiv Gandhi Thermal Power Project at Hisar and a 1500 MW Indira Gandhi Super Thermal Power Project which is being set up as a joint venture with Government of Delhi. Haryana will get 750 MW of power from this ambitious project.

Mr Hooda said that the process has already started to set up another coal based power plant of 1,000 MWto 1,300 MW in Jhajjar.

About 2000 MW power will be procured from the projects to be set up at non-specified locations as per the guidelines of Union Ministry of Power, he added.

He said that a comprehensive plan of Rs 24,316 crore has been formulated to strengthen generation, transmission and distribution systems during the 11th plan.

The Chief Minister said that the government had a comprehensive plan of Rs 337 crore for power development in the Hisar operation circle of the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam, comprising of districts Fatehabad and Hisar. The Power Utilities will construct 11 new substations and augment capacity of 24 existing substations under this plan, he added.

The schemes for construction of 23 additional substations, at a cost of over Rs 100 crore, are under consideration. Capacity of 16 of the total 54 existing substations in Hisar and Fatehabad districts had already been augmented and 55 feeders of 11 KV level has been rehabilitated by renovating the whole distribution system.

Rehabilitation of 35 additional feeders and segregation of load of domestic and agriculture sectors on 54 feeders is in progress.

The Chief Minister said that to strengthen power distribution system in these districts, DHBVN plans to set up additional 3875 distribution has transformers and augment capacity of over 400 transformers. About 5000 distribution transformers had already been added in the system.

The Nigam plans to erect power transmission and distribution lines of a length of 652 kilometre in its area. All villages under DHBVN are being provided with a latest power distribution system by creating High Voltage Distribution System (HVDS) or aerial bunched cable based distribution system (ABCDS).

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