According to reports, the Haryana government will set up 187 new substations and augment capacity of 163 existing substations during next three years at a cost of Rs 3,093 crore as part of its exercise to strengthen power transmission and distribution system.
Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who laid the foundation stone of a 33 KV substation at Sindhvi Khera here today, said during about last seven and a half years, the government has constructed 321 new substations, augmented capacity of 552 old substations and erected lines of a length of 4,615 kilometre in the state at a cost of Rs 4,044 crore.
The total number of substations in the state has thus increased to 821, he said.
Hooda said the government has a plan to strengthen power transmission and distribution system in district Jind at a cost of Rs 100 crore.
Under this plan, the government will set up two new substations and augment capacity of six existing substations.
The Chief Minister said this plan also includes setting up of 1,000 new distribution transformers. In addition, 250 old transformers will be replaced with the new transformers of higher capacity.
The government will add about 400 kilometres long new power distribution lines to the dense distribution network and all overloaded and lengthier feeders of 11 KV level will be divided in feeders of proper load and length, he said.
A state-wide system strengthening campaign would be launched from January 1 for six months so that uninterrupted electricity is available to the consumers during the paddy season.
Devender Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam and Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam apprised the Chief Minister that commissioning of the 33 KV sub-station Sindhvi Khera will directly benefit 5,277 consumers of 12 villages by way of improved voltage and regular power supply.