Chandigarh, June 27- Haryana Government plans to give power supply to all the helmets (Dhanies) on rural domestic for 14 hours a day. For this, a special designed transformer would be set up on agriculture feeders technically enabling the system to give supply to Dhanies for domestic use for 14 hours a day instead of eight hours a day given to tube wells. The system will be created on government’s expenditure. Earlier, a heavy expenditure was required to shift a Dhani on domestic feeder and the consumers were required to bear 50 per cent amount.
It was stated by Capt. Ajay Singh Yadav, Power Minister, Haryana at village Subasehri in district Rewari after laying foundation stone of a 33 KV substation. Later, he laid foundation stone of a 33 KV substation at village Mohanpur also. The substations will be constructed by the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam at a cost of over Rs. four crore.
Capt. Yadav said that the government has an apparently positive intension to solve all problems relating to electricity and give supply to all villages on urban mode. For taking power supply on urban mode, the villagers are required to let the meter relocated outside houses in pillar boxes to reduce the aggregate technical and commercial losses (AT&C) to a level below 25 per cent at their feeder. The new model of power supply would help reduce AT&C losses. Under this system, supply is given through insulated cables by replacing the bare conductor and meters are relocated in pillar boxes. The new system is being laid with the consent of the villagers.
The Government of Haryana has made adequate arrangements to meet the requirement of electricity of consumers of all categories. At present, the availability is more than the requirement and the consumers are being supplied for more time than the schedule. The demand of power is increasing by 14 – 15 per cent per annum in the State. The government is aware about the increase in demand and making all arrangements of additional installed power generating capacity and strengthening power transmission and distribution system all over the State matching to demand of electricity.
The Power Minister said that to strengthen power transmission and distribution system in the State the government has proposed a comprehensive plan of Rs. 4400 crore to be completed by the end of financial year 2016-17. It includes construction of new substations, augmentation of capacity of existing substations and erection of transmission lines connecting these substations to the feeding substations.
Under this ambitious plan the utilities will construct 251 new substations of various levels and augment capacity of 373 existing substations so as to match the capacity of the transmission system to the increasing availability of power in the State. The new substations include one substation of 440 KV level, 29 substations of 220 KV level, 12 substations of 132 level, 19 substations of 66 level and 190 substations of 33 KV level. The substations to be augmented under the plan include four substations of 440 KV level, 35 of 220 KV level, 20 of 132 KV level, 64 of 66 KV level and 200 substations of 33 KV level. The plan is being executed at an accelerated pace to commission all these substations by the end of financial year 2016-17.
Capt Yadav said that during last financial year, 53 new sub stations have been commissioned in the State, capacity of 177 existing sub stations has been augmented and 450 km long transmission line were constructed at a cost of Rs. 654.12 crore. All this has helped improve the quality of power & also facilitate increased supply of electricity.
To strengthen power transmission and distribution system in district Rewari, the government has a plan of Rs. 230 crore under which six new substations are proposed to be constructed and capacity of six old substations will be augmented.
Mr. Yadav said that Haryana Government was giving a subsidy amounting to Rs. six thousand crore annually to the farmers. The farmers are given electricity at a very low rate of 10 paise per unit.
The minister said that to redress complaints promptly, an executive engineer would hold ten Open Darbars a month and a superintending engineer will also hold at least one Open Darbar per week. He said that consumers may send e-mail direct to him at mail Id email@example.com .The consumers should use call centre for redressal of their complaints by dialing toll free telephone number 18001801615.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Jaswant Singh, former minister Haryana said that the availability of power has crossed the demand and the consumers are getting power supply for more time than the schedule.
Mr. Subhash Deswal, Chief Engineer said that commissioning of the 33 KV substations at villages Subashehri and Mohanpur would benefit consumers of different categories in over 50 villages of district Rewari. The substations will be constructed with in a period of one year.