Haryana Government has drawn a investment plan of Rs 1793.95 crore for the current financial year to further strengthen the power distribution system in the State.
Giving details, Power Minister, Randeep Singh Surjewala said in Chandigarh on Thursday that major stress in the annual outlay had been given to the scheme of strengthening the system by providing high voltage distribution system (HVDS) in villages and urban localities for which a sum of Rs 590 crore had been earmarked.
Under the aggregated technical and commercial loss reduction plan, consumer metering, distribution transformers metering and feeders metering would be given special emphasis. There was a plan to implement pre-paid meteringsystem in urban areas, in the first phase, he added.
It had been planned to setup 83 new 33 KV substations,augment capacity of 35 existing substations and erect associated lines of 33 KV level, said Surjewala, adding that there was also a plan to install capacitors on substations, erect high tension lines and release over one lakh new domestic connections to the people living below poverty line.
The domestic category connections to the people living below poverty line would be released under the Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojna.