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World Bank loan to help Faridabad

Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam has formulated an ambitious plan of Rs 165 crore — to strengthen the power distribution system in this township, reports Prabhu Razdan.

india Updated: Oct 11, 2008 00:33 IST
Prabhu Razdan

The Future seems more promising in Faridabad. At least in terms of power infrastructure.

Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) has formulated an ambitious plan of Rs 165 crore — to strengthen the power distribution system in this township.

“Under this plan, Rs 165 crore will be provided by World Bank,” a spokesman of DHBVN said, adding, “the Nigam has identified 33 feeders of 11 KV level for high voltage distribution system (HVDS) where the system is over stretched, especially in areas having un-planned growth of residential and commercial establishments.”

The spokesman added that under this project, the complete system of feeders — right from their origin to the consumer’s end — would be renovated and additional transformers would also be set up as per requirement. Besides, the Nigam plans to add about 7,383 new distribution transformers to the existing network of 3,200 in Faridabad city.

The bifurcation of more than 35 feeders has been planned and existing 11 KV lines will be extended to take these as close to the load centre as possible, the official spokesman said, adding that the loading on distribution transformers will be kept under check.

Under this project, energy meters are planned to be installed at all the distribution transformers for an accurate account of energy flow, the official said. He added that this would act as a deterrent against the theft of power besides providing useful data about transformer loading.