Haryana plans 215 new sub­sta­tions as part of T&D up­grade

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aryana is plan­ning to com­mis­sion 215 ad­di­tional power sub­sta­tions of var­i­ous ca­pac­i­ties, over the next three years, it is re­ported. Be­sides, about 418 ex­ist­ing sub­sta­tions will be aug­mented. Over 3,170 km of trans­mis­sion and dis­tri­bu­tion lines will also be erected to im­prove the reach of power dis­tri­bu­tion.

A Haryana gov­ern­ment spokesman, quoted in the press, said that over the past 12 months, sev­eral steps have been im­ple­mented to im­prove the power sit­u­a­tion in Haryana. Key im­prove­ments have ac­crued from the “Mhara GaonJag­mag Gaon” scheme that was launched in the north­ern state on July 1, 2015, with a view to re­duc­ing AT&C losses. Un­der this scheme, power sup­ply to 83 se­lected feed­ers cov­er­ing 230 vil­lages has been in­creased from 12 hours to 15 hours ev­ery day.

The power dis­tri­bu­tion sys­tem in the se­lected feed­ers is also be­ing strength­ened and con­sumers are be­ing mo­ti­vated to pay bills reg­u­larly. For fur­ther sta­bil­ity of the dis­tri­bu­tion sys­tem in ru­ral ar­eas, the Cen­tral gov­ern­ment has ap­proved an out­lay of Rs.316 crore un­der the 'Deen Dayal Upad­hyaya Gram Jy­oti Yo­jana'.

HSim­i­larly, a sum of 390 crore has been ap­proved un­der In­te­grated Power De­vel­op­ment Scheme (IPDS) for strength­en­ing of the dis­tri­bu­tion sys­tem in ur­ban ar­eas. The Kalyan­pur-Badal­para coal mine was al­lo­cated to Haryana dur­ing the past one year, it is re­ported.

This mine was ear­lier al­lo­cated jointly to Haryana and Ut­tar Pradesh. The coal from this mine would be used for set­ting up 800-mw Unit No.3 at Deen­bandhu Ch­hotu Ram ther­mal power plant in Yamunanagar.

In or­der to make elec­tric­ity cheaper for con­sumers, the Haryana gov­ern­ment has de­cided in-prin­ci­ple to phase out the old and in­ef­fi­cient Units Nos.1 to 4 of the Pa­ni­pat ther­mal power sta­tion and re­place them with a new 800-mw su­per­crit­i­cal unit.

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