Haryana approves plan for uninterrupted supply

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Chandigarh, Oct 15 (UNI) The Haryana government has approved an ambitious plan for the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) and the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) in order to ensure uninterrupted power supply to the consumers.

Under the plan, overloaded 11 KV feeders supplying power to urban and mixed urban areas would be bifurcated during the 11th Five Year Plan.

Besides, the Nigams will also segregate load of 1,913 rural feeders and install 89,650 new distribution transformers at an estimated cost of Rs 2,500 crore, Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary (Power) Ashok Lavasa said today.

The UHBVN and the DHBVN had been directed to construct 291 new 33 KV substations and 2,650 km long associated lines during the plan period for which an amount of Rs 826.76 crore had been earmarked.

He said that the High Voltage Distribution System and Aerial Bunched Cable Based System would be created in 4,990 villages of the state at a cost of Rs 864.15 crore. This technology would help in improving distribution system and quality of supply and minimise aggregate technical and commercial losses as well as electrical accidents, he said.

Referring to the demand side management, he said a massive investment of over Rs 1,747 crore had been sanctioned. This was one of the thrust areas and energy conservation was the need of the hour.

Simultaneously, other system improvement works like augmentation of distribution transformers, replacement of high tension and low tension wires, cables and undersize conductor, would also be carried out for which Rs 576.10 crore would be spent.


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