REC sanctions Rs 55.86 crore for Haryana

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Chandigarh, Mar 20 (UNI) The Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) has sanctioned a sum of Rs 55.86 crore to carry out various developmental activities in Haryana under the Rajiv Gandhi Vidhyutikaran Yojna (RGGVY) of Government of India.

The activities would include release of new domestic connections to people living Below Poverty Line(BPL), erection of 11 KV lines and aerial bunched cable, installation of new distribution transformers and distribution transformer meters in the districts of Panchkula, Ambala, Yamunanagar, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Jind and Jhajjar.

Giving details, a spokesman for the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam said here today that almost 30 per cent of the total sanctioned amount which comes to Rs 16.76 crore would be released by the REC in the first phase shortly.

He said that 90 per cent of the total sanctioned amount would be financial assistance in the shape of grant to the Nigam as per salient features of the scheme.

He said that 60,961 new domestic connections would be released to BPL people and 1282 km long 11 KV lines would be erected. It had also been decided to install 390 distribution transformers of 63 KVA, 2367 of 25 KVA, 2757 distribution transformer meters and erect 877 km long aerial bunched cable in the villages concerned to make the power supply system more reliable.

The implementation of these works would give a new look to the distribution system.

The spokesman said that the REC had already sanctioned Rs 48.48 crore for districts of Rohtak, Karnal, Panipat and Sonipat for implementation of the RGGVY.

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