34 power sub stations to come up in MP

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Bhopal, Jan 31 (PTI) The Madhya Pradesh ElectricityTransmission Company in a joint collaboration with Japan willset up 34 sub stations in the state to transmit electricityfrom power houses.

A sum of Rs 40 crore has been received under project''Jaika'' from Japan International Corporation Agency, anofficial release said here today.

The project will help in reducing power transmissionloss as well as improve electricity networking in MadhyaPradesh. The transmission loss which was 7.93 per cent in2002-03 has now been reduced to 4.08 per cent.

Under the Jaika project fund, 220 kv sub stations will beinstalled at Shajapur, Gwalior, Datia, Mugalia Chhap (Bhopal),Dhar, Gorabazar (Jabalpur), Anuppur and Julwania (Barwani).

Similarly, 132 kv sub stations will be set up to reducethe power voltage of 220 kv at Hastinapur Gwalior, Runah(Bhopal), Khurai, Bhudhra (Tikamgarh), Sitamau, Bichhua(Chhindwara), Baihar, Guna, Barotha (Indore), Dewas, Barwani,Shankargarh (Dewas bypass), Amla, Khirkiya, Shahganj, Baroda(Sheopurkalan), Sidhi, Rahatganj (Sagar), Tejgarh (Damoh),Chhattarpur, Rau, Tikamgarh, Batiagarh (Damoh), Satwas (Dewas)and Sohagagpur.

In 2002-03, electricity supply which was maximum at4,587 megawatt has now increased upto 7786 megawatt.

Transmission lines have been laid to supply the power toconsumers.

For this, a loan of Rs 500 crore has been taken fromADB by the Transmission Company.

Besides, a sum of Rs 123 crore has been loaned from PowerFinance Corporation for installation of sub stations to reducepower load. (More) PTI AS DK

In next two years, programmes are in pipeline for generating power more than 5,000 megawatt. The works are inprogress to strengthen electricity network to ensure supplyupto consumers.

All three power distributing companies are working outon feeder diversification to the tune of Rs 5,000 crore.

Besides, works under Rajiv Gandhi RuralElectrification Project of Rs 2,500 crore are under process inthe state, the release said.

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