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Huda to ask builders to pay for power cable project

The Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) will ask private developers to bear the cost of laying underground power cables on a seven-kilometre stretch along Sohna Road. Charumathi Sankaran reports.

gurgaon Updated: Jul 02, 2013 02:14 IST
Charumathi Sankaran

The Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) will ask private developers to bear the cost of laying underground power cables on a seven-kilometre stretch along Sohna Road.

The R30-crore project, which would cover the stretch between Subhash Chowk and Badshahpur, is aimed at reducing technical snags and providing smooth electricity supply to various private colonies in the area. At present the power is supplied through aerial cables.

The estimate of the project was prepared two months back by power distribution company DHBVN (Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam).

"We have provided an estimate of R30 crore to Huda. Around 22 feeders will come up after laying of these cables," said Sanjiv Chopra, superintending engineer, DHBVN.

Chopra said that the underground cable will help reduce and eliminate snags that frequently occur in feeders.

"If one connection snaps due to a fault in an aerial cable, it affects successive feeders but there is no such problem in underground cables," he said, adding that the project is expected to be completed within three months of its commencement.

Now, Huda plans to get developers on board to fund the project. "We are trying to make this an exclusive affair of developers. The project which is aimed at bringing the aerial cables underground by combining the existing feeders used to supply electricity," Huda administrator Praveen Kumar said.

The project will link power cables from the Sector-38 substation to Badshahpur.

"At present, there are 27 feeders at different locations and 43-kilometre aerial cables. The project will help in combining the feeders and running cables underground. It will also reduce sparking and other problems," a Huda official said.