Sirsa, Apr 12 (UNI) Addressing public meetings at villages Khairkan and Panihari in district Sirsa after laying foundation stones of a 132 KV substation and a 33 KV substation, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said his goverment would eliminate the problem of power shortage prevailing in the state.
Mr Hooda said that commissioning of 132KV substation at village Khairkan and 33 KV substation at village Panihari would benefit over 18,000 consumes of 42 villages by way of increased voltage and regular supply.
The beneficiaries of the project, to be constructed by the Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam and the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam respectively at a cost of Rs 12.5 crore, are about 3,300 tube well consumers.
The consumers of 27 other villages would get indirect benefit of qualitative power supply as the substations, presently feeding the area, would get relaxation from overloading.
Mr Hooda said that to eliminate the problem of power shortage in the State, the Government would add 5,000 MW installed power generating capacity during next two and a half year.
The first unit of 300 MW capacity at Deen Bandhu Chhottu Ram Thermal Power Project, Yamunanagar, is generating power regularly for last ten days and the second unit of 300 MW capacity is likely to start generating power to the state grid after 2-3 days.
Construction work on 1,200 MW Rajiv Gandhi Thermal Power Project, Khedar (Hisar) and 1,500 MW Jhajjar Thermal Power Project is going on war footing.
He said that with the addition of 5,000 MW to the present power generating capacity, the government would be able to give power supply for 22 hours a day.
If gas was available, he said, the generating capacity could be further increased.
Besides construction of additional Power Generating Projects, the government would augment the capacity of power transmission and distribution system also in a big way.
For this, the government has an ambitious plan of Rs 1,963 crore, under which, the government would construct 70 new substations and augment capacity of 68 existing substations of different level all over the state during next two years.
He said that during last three years, the government constructed 87 new substations and augmented capacity of 196 existing substations in the state.
It also erected additional transmission lines of a length of 1,324 KMs. Thus, the capacity of transmission system in the state has increased by 3,440 MVA.
To strengthen power distribution system in the state, the Chief Minister said, the power distribution corporations set up 22,450 additional distribution transformers and erected additional distribution lines of a length of 326 KMs.
Speaking on the occasion, Power Minister Randeep Singh Surjewala, said that the HVPN and the DHBVN planned to spend Rs 350 crore to strengthen power transmission and distribution system in district Sirsa.
Under this ambitious plan of power development, the Nigams planned to set up 13 new substations while, eight substations of 33KV level have already been commissioned and capacity of 16 existing substations augmented in the district.
Mr Surjewala said that DHBVN planned to add about 2,000 new electricity distribution transformers in the existing dense distribution net work in the district, out of which 1,160 distribution transformers would be set up during the current financial year.
Under the plan, the DHBVN would erect additional distribution lines of 1,079 KMs and rehabilitate 62 feeders of 11 KV level.
To ensure regular power supply at improved voltage, the DHBVN would segregate domestic and agriculture load in rural area in the district. Under this plan, 111 feeders of 11KV level will be constructed at a cost of Rs 40 crore.
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