Over Rs 300 crore to improve power position in Sirsa

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Chandigarh, Nov 24 (UNI) The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) and the Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam (HVPN) plan to spend Rs 350 crore to strengthen power transmission and distribution system in Sirsa district.

A spokesman of the DHBVN said here today that under this ambitious plan of power development, the Nigams planned to set up 15 new sub stations. Thus, total number of substations in the district will rise from present 42 to 57 making the distribution network more dense and reliable.

Besides this capacity of seven substations of 33 KV level is being augmented. The DHBVN plans to add about 2797 new electricity distribution transformers in the existing dense distribution net ork in the district, out of which, 685 distribution transformers would be set up during the remaining period of the current financial year.

In addition, the DHBVN plans to augment capacity of 275 transformers by replacing existing old transformers with new transformers of higher capacity. During last over three years, the Nigam has added 7771 new transformers in the network and augmented capacity of 275 existing transformers.

Under a plan to renovate and strengthen power distribution system, DHBVN will erect additional distribution lines of 565 KMs.

The spokesman said that to ensure regular power supply at improved voltage, DHBVN would segregate domestic and agriculture load in rural area in the district.

The Nigam is creating high voltage distribution system (HVDS) or aerial bunched cable based distributions system in all villages and urban localities in the district to ensure safe and ualitative power supply.

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