The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) began a `1300 Crore programme in 46 towns to help address the power crisis in the state, under the Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (RAPDRP).
Chairman cum managing director PSPCL KD Chaudhari said the project was started in all 40 towns and was allotted to L&T, A2Z and Godrej companies.
Godrej's share of the work involved erection of new lines as well as augmentation of 1,257 km HT lines, 1,491 km of LT lines, 2,764 distribution transformers and replacing 94,971 electro-mechanical meters with electronic meters.
Saying that power shut down and voltage fluctuation would reduce with the completion of the project, Chaudhari said, "The project will be completed in 2015. There will also be considerable reduction in transmission and distribution losses and reliable power supply will be ensured to the consumers."
The towns covered under programme are Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana East,Ludhiana West, Patti, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Phagwara, Gurdaspur, Pathankot, Taran Taran, Batala, Nakodar, Sunam, Sirhind, Nangal, Rajpura, Sangrur, Malerkotla, Samana, Nabha, Barnala, Kharar, Jagraon, Ferozepur Cantt, Moga, Fazilka, Mukatsar, Zira, Jaito, Jalabad, Mansa, Ferozepur City, Bathinda, Gidderbaha, Abohar, Faridkot, Malout, Kotkapura and Rampuraphul.