Good news for those expecting a sigh of relief from frequent power cuts during summer. The Haryana power distribution companies will increase the duration of electricity supply by three hours a day for all categories of consumers after June this year.
Consumers will get more power once the ongoing programme of renovation and strengthening of power distribution infrastructure in towns and villages all over the state is completed. The project is expected to be completed by June this year.
The chairman and managing director of the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) and Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN), Devender Singh, said that at present, the power distribution utilities have a schedule of supplying power for 20 hours a day in urban areas, 18 hours a day for industries and 12 hours a day for rural domestic consumers.
The discoms had started a special drive in January last year to augment the distribution infrastructure at a cost of R500 crore within six months. By now, the work has been completed in 2,832 urban localities, Huda sectors and villages. The work is in final stage now.
Singh said that under this campaign, the DHBVN and UHBVN would set up about 11,000 additional power distribution transformers to augment capacity of power distribution system. Besides, the discoms would erect 80,000 poles, required length of cable, conductor and switches.
The teams of workers, set up exclusively for this programme, work 25 days a month. The teams are supervised by the engineers of the distribution companies.