Chandigarh, Nov 12 (UNI) The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) and the Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam (HVPN) have spent Rs 120 crore on power development in district Jind during the past three years and works of Rs 70 crore are in progress.
A spokesman for the power utilities said here today that the Nigams commissioned 12 new substations, including three substations of 132 KV level at in the district.
The Nigams also augmented capacity of eight existing substations.
He said the UHBVN was segregating domestic and agriculture load in rural area to provide electricity in villages on urban mode and to give better power supply to agriculture sector.
Under this project, the UHBVN would erect 73 feeders of 11 KV level at a cost of Rs 21 crore. Work of erection of 52 feeders had already been completed benefiting 127 villages while, work on the remaining 21 feeders is in advanced stage of completion and is likely to be completed soon.
To strengthen power distribution system in the district, the Nigam had erected 798 kilometre long additional power distribution lines and added 4285 new distribution transformers to the existing dense network. It also augmented conductor of 651 kilometre length of electricity lines.
As many as 5100 new tube wells have been released in district Jind at a cost of over Rs. 20 crore.
The UHBVN is executing an ambituous plan of strengthening power distribution system in villages and urban localities by creating high voltage distribution system (HVDS) or aerial bunched cable based system.
This work has already been completed in 49 villages and urban localities.
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