GOVT TO SPEND CRORE ON BETTER POWER SERVICES
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.