Haryana to get 20-22 hr power supply: Hooda

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Chandigarh, Oct 30 (UNI) Consumers in Haryana will get electricity from 20 to 22 hours daily after completion of the ongoing and planned power projects and strenthening of transmission and distribution network in the state within two years.

The government has started the strengthening of the system in a planned manner, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said while addressing a public meeting at Jasia village in Rohtak district after inaugurating a 132 KV substation constructed by the Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam.

The substation has been constructed in a record time of 17 months at a cost of Rs ten crore.

Mr Hooda said the Central Electricity Authority had recommended the setting up of a 400 KV substation in district Rohtak. The recommendation had been made in view of upcoming annual load growth of around 15 per cent due to rapid industrialisation and modernisation.

He said the survey of suitable land for constructing the proposed substation was being conducted for which about 60 acres of land was required. The total construction cost of the substation will be Rs 150 crore.

He said his Government was committed to provide adequate power to the consumers. A massive investment of over Rs 25,000 crore had been planned during the 11th plan period. All the ongoing works would be completed with the active support of the public.

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