Power supply in Ludhiana gets boost; 66KV Power substation inaugurated at Meharban
kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in/ Chandigarh
A good news for residents of Ludhiana as Punjab Food, Civil Supplies, and Consumer Affairs Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu inaugurated a 66 KV Power Sub Station at Meharban in Ludhiana on Friday.
The power house station has been established by Punjab State Power Corporation Limited under the dynamic leadership of A. Venu Prasad, IAS, CMD, PSPCL.
A. Venu Prasad said that to provide a major relief to the residents PSPCL has spent Rs 9.51 crore on this 66 KV Power Sub Station. “A new 31.5 MVA transformer has been installed here at the Sub Station and with the help of eight feeders established from this Sub Station, an uninterrupted power supply will be provided to the areas adjoining this Sub Station such as Jagirpur Village, Colonies on Jagirpur Road, Vardhman Mohalla, Bajra Road, Bajra Village, Guru Vihar, Krishna Colony, and others,” he said.
He further added that by reducing the length of the feeders at Noorwala and Gosgarh Power Sub Stations the consumers will get a better power supply. “It will further reduce line expenses/ power losses of PSPCL,” he said while adding that it has been possible with the joint efforts of Punjab Government and PSPCL.
During inauguration ceremony, Cabinet Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu congratulated residents and the officers of PSPCL. He said that it is the vision of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to provide uninterrupted power supply to all the consumers. So, today this 66KV Power Sub Station is being made functional for the public at Meharban to provide uninterrupted power supply to the residents residing in the adjoining areas.
He added that work to establish another 66 KV Sub Station at Tibba Road has also been started. It will take around three months to establish this plant and it will cost around Rs 9 crores. “Apart from this, a 66KV Sub Station, being establish at cost of Rs 3.5 crores, is under construction at Jalaldiwal. These Sub Stations will be made functional by end of this year and establishment of these plants will improve power supply in the areas, giving a major relief to the residents/ consumers,” he said.
Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma and Chief Engineer, PSPCL Varinder Pal Singh Saini also accompanied Cabinet Minister in the inauguration ceremony.
Those who were present there included Er. Sanjeev Prabhakar, Deputy Chief Engineer/ Operation, West Ludhiana; Er. Harjit Singh Gill, Deputy Chief Engineer, East Ludhiana; Er. Sarabjit Singh, SE Sub-urban Ludhiana; Er. Himmat Singh Dhillon, SE Khanna and Er. SS Sidhu, SE Headquarter.