Rs 2292.52 crore spent on power Transmission and Distribution

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Chandigarh, Feb 21 (UNI) In order to further strengthen Generation, Transmission and Distribution system, Haryana Power Utilities have spent Rs. 2292.52 crore upto January during the current fiscal. This included planned expenditure of Rs. 773.28 crore.

While stating this here today, Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Power, Mr Ashok Lavasa said in a meeting with the officers of Haryana Power Utilities that the power sector was a priority for the Government and was being supported with sufficient funds.

In view of this the consumer-friendly programmes have been prepared and implemented. He directed them to achieve the targets fixed for boosting power infrastructure so as to ensure better supply of power and consumer satisfaction.

He said that the field staff should focus on consumer grievances redressal on priority. Consumer interface was the field which needs more care at managerial as well as grassroots level, he felt.

It was observed that of the 1526 feeders of 11 KV level, the work had been completed on 432 feeders, work had already been allocated for 989 more feeders and segregation work of 137 feeders would be allocated shortly.

Mr Lavasa directed that all the segregated feeders should be energized immediately. The supply of electricity on the segregated agricultural feeders be regulated as per norms laid by the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission and current energy audit be made, comparing it with pre-segregation period. The segregation of remaining feeders was expected to be completed by June, 2008.

It was apprised that while implementation of High Voltage Distribution System (HVDS) and Low Voltage Distribution System (LVDS) had been completed in 397 villages and urban colonies. The work was in progress at 1096 more locations. The process of implementation of HVDS and LVDS had been started in radius of 10 Kilometer of Yamuna Nagar Power Station and near the upcoming Indira Gandhi Super Thermal Power Project, Jhajjar.

Haryana Power Distribution Corporations had achieved over six percent reduction in Aggregated Transmission&Commercial (AT&C) losses upto December during the current fiscal, as per target envisaged by them. It was targeted to reduce the losses upto six percent during the current financial year.

Mr Lavasa directed the senior officers to ensure power supply for two hours in the morning and for four hours in the evening to the rural domestic consumers in view of the examination season and also to ensure supply of drinking water. All possible efforts be made to design equitable power regulatory measures and to implement it after giving it due publicity.

Mr P.K. Das, Special Secretary Power and Managing Director, Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam said besides initiating setting up of new power generation projects many initiatives had been taken for providing quality power to consumers for more duration and make available better service to them. These included construction of new sub-stations, bifurcation and trifurcation of overloaded and lengthy feeders, release of free domestic connections to people living below poverty line, improved energy audit, reduction in Aggregated Transmission and Commercial losses, on the spot release of domestic category applicants by holding open darbars and redressal of consumer complaints through Bijli Sabhas.

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