Rs 700 cr plan to boost power transmission in Faridabad

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Chandigarh, Oct 16 (UNI) The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) and the Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam will spend about Rs 700 crore to strengthen power transmission and distribution system in Faridabad under a short-term plan to be completed by 2009-10.

Stating this today, a DHBVN spokesman said under this short term plan, it was programmed to renovate total old and stressed transmission system which was above 40 years old.

Adequate additional capacity would also be created to release pending load. This plan covers construction of a 400 KV substation at Nawada, three substations of 220 KV level at A-2, A-5, and A-4 Faridabad and construction of five substations of 66 KV level at Escort I, Green Field Sector 20, Sector - 58 and Sector - 64.

Besides, capacity of four existing 220 KV substations and 11 existing 66 KV substations would be augmented to strengthen the power transmission system.

He said the DHBVN planned to augment and renovate its power distribution system at a cost of about Rs 225 crore. Under the plan, the Nigam proposed to convert 33 feeders of 11 KV level to High Voltage Distribution System (HVDS) of international standard. The Nigam planned to add about 7383 new distribution transformers to the existing network of 3200 in the city, he added.


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