Chandigarh, Oct 27 (UNI) The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) has decided to restrict the departmental charges for Public Works Department (B&R) to five per cent on reciprocal basis, as the PWD (B&R) has also reduced its departmental charges for works executed on behalf of the Power Utilities.
A spokesman of the DHBVN said that the decision would be applicable only in respect of PWD (B&R) works, which are funded by the State Government and which have not been taken in hand.
However, for levy of reduced charges, the PWD (B&R) would clearly certify to the power utilities that the particular work was funded by the State Government or not at the time of making request for shifting of any existing power line or equipment.
In case of shifting of power lines, the DHBVN would bear the additional cost incurred on account of charge specifications i.e.
if ACSR was to be replaced with high tension aerial bunched (HT AB) cables, this would be done at the Nigam's cost, said the spokesman, adding that similarly, if any nine metre pole was to be replaced with 11 metre pole, this was to be done at Nigam's cost and any cost of augmentation of system was also to be borne by the Nigam.
He pointed out that efforts would be made by DHBVN to install the new line on the absolute periphery of right of way on PWD (B&R) roads keeping in view the safety aspects as mandated by the safety regulations.
However, in case of residential areas, if periphery happened to be too near the residences, HT ABC was to be issued. Similarly, in case of forest areas, DHBVN would use insulated ACSR to ensure safety, he added.
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