If all goes according to plan, power supply to the region would improve in another three years or so.
A centre-funded scheme, the part B of the Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reform Programme (R-APDRP), has provided for the setting up of a one 66 KV sub-station at Phagwara and five such sub-stations for Jalandhar city.
“Under the B programme of R-APDRP, Rs 1,500 crore would be spent to execute power generation projects in 47 cities and towns in the state,” said Arun Verma, director, distribution, PSPCL.
Of the total 15,000 crore, Phagwara city would Rs 30 crore for infrastructure development, Jalandhar city would get Rs 192 crore and Jalandhar cantonment would Rs 28 crore.
Sources said that under the scheme, one sub-station would be set up near Hadiapbad, in Jalandhar city, the five sub-stations would be set up at Gadaipur, Industrial area, Leader complex, Babrik chowk and Industrial Estate.
The selected 47 towns and cities all have a population of more than 30,000. New feeders, electricity poles, pillar, new lines and transformers would be set up to strengthen infrastructure.
The tender process is under way for these projects. After the process is completed, the projects would be complete in three years, sources said.