Mon. Feb 26th, 2024

Chandigarh-Punjab Power Minister Harbhajan Singh ETO on Wednesday mentioned that Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) will perform intensive system enchancment works for loss discount below the Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme (RDSS) and works of Rs 3816 crore have been permitted below the detailed venture report (DPR) for Loss discount, which shall enhance the standard & reliability of energy provide to the customers of Punjab via system strengthening works.

Revealing additional, the Power Minister mentioned that segregation of 227 Kandi combined feeders, Bifurcation of 1146 feeders, New Distribution Transformers with HT/LT line on 1614 feeders, Reconductoring of HT/LT line on 1799 feeders can be finished below Infrastructure works for loss discount and 40 Nos. new 66 kV Substations together with compact GIS Substations, Addition of 35 new 66 kV Power Transformers, Augmentation of 105 current 66 kV Power Transformers, Unified Billing Solution and numerous different IT works can be carried out below the permitted scheme. Out of the entire venture quantity of Rs. 3816 crores as per the Action Plan, grant of Rs. 2290 Cr. can be supplied by the Govt. of India as gross budgetary help.

The Power Minister knowledgeable that tendering for the HT/LT works, IT works and 66 kV works, is below course of and the identical are anticipated to be awarded in a month. He mentioned that the works have been divided in numerous packages for guaranteeing environment friendly execution and monitoring.

Power Minister mentioned that the RDSS is an formidable flagship scheme aimed toward bettering the operational efficiencies and monetary sustainability of the Distribution Companies (DISCOMs) via a strong and sustainable distribution community. He mentioned that the Action Plan for implementation of the Scheme in Punjab has been permitted by the State Cabinet and the Government of India. He additional added that the DPR for modernization works amounting to round Rs. 6000 Cr. is anticipated to be permitted by the Government of India in a few months.

Meanwhile the Power Minister reviewed the progress of the RDSS. The assembly was attended by Principal Secretary Power Tejveer Singh, CMD PSPCL Baldev Singh Sran, Director Distribution DPS Grewal, Director Generation Paramjeet Singh and Chief Engineers of PSPCL.

The assembly was concluded with the Power Minister expressing satisfaction with the preparations made by the PSPCL for implementation of the RDSS scheme within the state. He mentioned that the Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann led Punjab Government is assured that the folks of the state will profit from the works being carried out below the scheme to make sure dependable energy provide and first-rate client providers.

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