Chandigarh, Dec 5 (UNI) The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam has directed all its Superintending Engineers (Operation) to have a direct interaction with the Sarpanches and discuss in detail the advantages of the power supply through High Voltage Distribution System (HVDS).
A UHBVN spokesman today said the Nigam had earmarked a sum of Rs 55 crore to erect HVDS in its command area during the current financial year. The Nigam would supply power for 18 to 20 hours daily to the villages having HVDS with effect from April one, 2008.
The Nigam would erect HVDS by replacing old lines and distribution transformers. New 25 KVA and 16 KVA transformers would be installed in place of higher capacity transformers. The benefit will be provided to those villages who will have 100 per cent electronic meters outside the consumer premises.
It has been decided by the Nigam to identify ten high loss making feeders of 11KV level and provide HVDS on these to bring down the losses.
In Model Towns and Haryana Urban Development Authority Colonies higher size conductor would be erected to meet future load growth. The field staff had been directed to ensure that the line losses in these areas were not more than eleven per cent.
The Nigam had already decided to provide HVDS in the villages declared as the model village by the State Government.
In order to give a new look to the distribution system, the cement poles would be painted upto four feet height. Danger plates will be displayed on each pole. Proper earthing of the system will also be ensured as per specifications of the Safety Code.