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LUDHIANA: Pun­jab tourism & cul­ture af­fairs min­is­ter Hira Singh Gabria on Mon­day said the state govern­ment would spend Rs 372 crore to im­prove power ser­vices pro­vided by Pun­jab State Power Cor­po­ra­tion Lim­ited (PSPCL) un­der the Ac­cel­er­ated Power De­vel­op­ment & Re­forms Pro­gramme (APDRP) scheme.

The min­is­ter also or­dered the re­lease of new com­mer­cial con­nec­tions in 72 colonies of mix­land use. He was speak­ing at a meet­ing of PSPCL mem­bers in which the ac­tivists of var­i­ous In­dus­trial ar­eas were present too.

Gabria in­structed PSPCL work­ers to up­root trees and trans­form­ers that are ob­struct­ing roads. PSPCL chief KL Sharma said, "In some ar­eas the con­nec­tions were not re­leased due to paucity of trans­form­ers, now their ca­pac­ity has in­creased, there­fore about 2,000 new com­mer­cial con­nec­tions will be started from next week." Some ar­eas, in­clud­ing Du­gri, Passi Na­gar, Model Town Ex­ten­sion, Janta Na­gar and Dashmesh Na­gar, will get new sub-sta­tions of 66 KV for im­proved power sup­ply, said Sharma. ‘Se­wak Ma­chines’ will be set up for de­posit­ing elec­tric­ity bill at 148 cen­tres, he added.

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