Power transmission to be upgraded in Gurgaon

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Chandigarh, Sep 28: The Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam (HVPN) plans to spend Rs 720 crore in Gurgaon during the financial years 2008-09 and 2009-10 to strengthen power transmission system.

A spokesman of the Nigam said here today that under this ambitious transmission plan under execution in Gurgaon, works costing Rs 375 crore would be executed during the current financial year.

The HVPN would spend additional Rs 345 crore to construct four 220 KV substations during the year 2009-10 in Gurgaon. In addition Three private developers would construct another three sub stations in 2009-10 at a cost of Rs 98 crore.

Since March 2005, the HVPN has commissioned five new substations and augmented capacity of existing nine substations at a cost of Rs 94 crore to strengthen power transmission system in Gurgaon.

A number of big commercial and residential complexes are coming up in Gurgaon causing sharp increase in load on the transmission and distribution system. The Haryana Power Utilities are fully aware of it and have plans to strengthen the system to cater the growing load.

UNI

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