New Gurgaon Sectors To Get Rs 2,688cr Power Infrastructure
Jul09

New Gurgaon Sectors To Get Rs 2,688cr Power Infrastructure

For a long time power supply has been a challenge in Gurgaon. This was due to the poor infrastructure that could not bear the load during the peak demand hours. Frequent tripping and erratic electricity supply has been reported by even the upscale neighborhoods, while the builders and the government continued to play the blame game, holding each other responsible for not augmenting the infrastructure. This is not acceptable for a city that was once considered as a model for the rest of the country – but in reality, Gurgaon is now feeling the growth pressure and also cracking under that weight. In a city that has perpetually suffered from power crisis, has now reached an all time high, with consumption levels of 3200MW, and that makes a regular supply deficit of 500-700MW. To further worsen the woes, the demand-supply numbers will be further skewed in the coming months. Even if the supply meets the demand which only looks like a distant possibility, glitches caused by a poor power infrastructure will still continue to play spoilsport, and the conditions are feared not to improve, as it should be. According to the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) official, sometimes ago a policy decision was taken to augment the power supply and to compulsory upgrade the transformers, since the supply lines must bear 70% of its total load bearing capacity. After promising the city for a better power infrastructure year after year the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) seems to have finally learnt its lesson and allotted an amount of INR 2,688 crores in its budget for improving and developing the electricity infrastructure in the city, especially for the upcoming sectors.  Thus, 37 new power stations are coming up across sectors 58 to 115. Out of the sanctioned amount by the Haryana government, the Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam (HVPN) will spend INR 375 crores and balance amount of INR 2,313 crores will be invested by HUDA. According to Superintendent Engineer at HVPN, there will be 34 sub-stations of 220KV capacity for the new sectors, as well as, three 400KV sub-stations, and together they will supply a total of 6000 megavolt ampere electricity. He also said that the plan was made and sanctioned after possible increase in the demand for electricity in those areas. This will also increase the existing transmission capacity of 2000MVA by 1200MVA more. For the purpose of setting up first 10 substations HUDA has allotted HVPN land in sectors 59, 65, 67, 77, 78, 85, 87, 91, 94 and 95. Construction of each of these 220KV sub-stations will cost around INR 51 crores. An expenditure of INR...

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