Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit patted her government on the back on Saturday and said development work carried out in the past few years is now very visible and Delhi is counted among one of the best cities in the world.
Speaking at a function where she laid the foundation stone for the establishment of a 220 KV Sub-station at Rohini, Ms. Dikshit said Delhi is developing at a very fast rate. In the run up to the Commonwealth Games the construction work that left commuters severely inconvenienced had earned the government a lot of criticism.
Eulogising the efforts of her administration, the Chief Minister said in the past few years the city's look has entirely changed.
While appreciating the work undertaken by the power companies Ms. Dikshit said the condition of power in the city has improved significantly and the discoms are performing well in their respective fields of operations. She said the companies are continuously making efforts to improve the performance.
Ms. Dikshit said the Delhi Transco has also been strengthening its network to supply adequate power to the city and keep pace with its development.
Currently DTL has 25 220 KV and 3 400 KV functional sub-stations and a number of sub-stations are under constructions.
To meet the future load requirement of the city DTL has planned few more sub-stations. With the establishment of this sub-station at Rohini the power supply position in North-West Delhi will improve significantly. The sub-station will be connected with the sub-stations at Rohini and Shalimar Bagh and will also be used to evacuate generation from Thermal Power Station at Bawana, the Chief Minister said.
Delhi Chief Secretary and CMD of DTL Rakesh Mehta said the company already has a sub-station in Rohini and is establishing another one (Rohini-II) at an estimated cost of Rs.35.86 crore to cater to the upcoming load requirement of the area.
He said the Rohini-II sub-station will have a transformation capacity of 320 MVA which will gradually be enhanced as per the load requirements.