Special Correspondent

Haryana draws up big investment plan

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana Government has drawn up an investment plan of Rs.1,793.95 crore for the current financial year to further strengthen the power distribution system in the State.

According to Power Minister Randeep Singh Surjewala, the focus is on strengthening the system by providing high-voltage distribution system (HVDS) in villages and urban localities for which Rs.590 crore has been earmarked.

Special emphasis

Under the aggregated technical and commercial loss reduction plan, consumer metering, distribution transformers metering and feeders metering will be given special emphasis. “There is a plan to implement the pre-paid metering system in urban areas in the first phase,” the Minister added.

He said it is planned to set up 83 new 33-KV sub-stations, augment the capacity of 35 existing sub-stations and erect associated lines of 33-KV level. It is also proposed to install capacitors on sub-stations, erect high-tension lines and release over one lakh new domestic connections to those living below the poverty line.

The domestic category connections for people living below the poverty line would be released under the Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojna.