Haryana to boost power distribution system: CM
To provide reliable and qualitative power supply in Haryana, the State government plans to strengthen power distribution system at a cost of Rs 2,000 crore during next two years. Additionally, under an ambitious plan to strengthen power transmission system in the state, the government will construct 197 new substations of various levels. This is to augment capacity of 163 existing substations during next three years at a cost of Rs 3,100 crore so as to match the capacity of the transmission system to the increasing availability of power in the State.
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda stated this while addressing a public meeting after inaugurating a 33 KV substation at village Bodiwali, near Fatehabad. The substation has been commissioned at a cost of Rs 2.50 crore, said an official release. Hooda said that during last eight years, the government has constructed 350 new substations, augmented capacity of 586 old substations and erected lines of a length of 5,100 kilometre in the state.
The total number of substations in the state has thus increased to 850, he said. He said that to strengthen power transmission and distribution system in district Fatehabad, the Government is executing a comprehensive plan of Rs 200 crore. Under this plan, the power utilities would construct 16 new substations of various levels and augment capacity of eight existing substations.