Special Correspondent

JAIPUR: The Rajasthan Government has sanctioned projects worth Rs.3,066 crore for strengthening the power transmission network across the State and asked the Vidyut Prasaran Nigam to start the work for installation of six grid sub-stations of 400 KVA each in Barmer, Ajmer, Hindon, Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Bhilwara.

According to Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Chairman and Managing Director Shrimat Pandey, the grid sub-stations would be established at a cost of Rs.1,905 crore. The new measures are expected to facilitate prompt and efficient transmission of power produced by several upcoming projects in the State.

Mr. Pandey pointed out that the public sector power transmission company had also for the first time decided to establish 45 grid sub-stations of 132 KVA each to save nine crore units of electricity every year. While 12 grid sub-stations of 132 KVA were installed last previous year, Rs.669 crore will be spent on the work this year.

Sub-stations

Besides, as many as 15 grid sub-stations of 220 KVA are to be established shortly, with those in Kishangarh, Neemrana, Khushkheda, Kavai and Vishwakarma Industrial Area of Jaipur likely to be completed this year. Work on the grid sub-stations at Renwal, Indira Gandhi Nagar, Special Economic Zone’s first phase, Nala Power House, Mansarovar and Bagru in Jaipur district has been speeded up.

The work for 220 KVA grid sub-station has also been taken up at Baran, Bhadra, Sanchore and Boranada Industrial Area in Jodhpur. According to Mr. Pandey, Rs.492 crore would be spent on the construction of all Grid sub-stations of 220 KVA each.