The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) on Friday started the underground wiring work to extend the capacity of 66 KV substation at Fountain Chowk here.
The work was halted because of the approval from the municipal corporation to dig the road.
Rashpal Singh, chief engineer, PSPCL central zone, Ludhiana, said the department had issued Rs 413 crore for various developmental and extension works to Larsen and Tourbo Limited under the Reverse Accelerator Power Development and Reform Programme (R-APDRP). Under the scheme, the company is supposed to replace the old and damaged wires, transformers, bifurcation of feeders etc in the city and to extend the capacity of various power plants for smooth power supply.
Rashpal said soon the complaints of the people regarding hanging wires in the streets or low voltage problem would be resolved. Under the scheme, 101 new 11 KV feeders would be established and the capacity of 196 feeders would be increased. More than 3,300 new transformers would be installed, he said.
Under the project, three new 66 KV substations at Basant Avenue, Fountain Chowk and Rahon Road would be established. The work on Fountain Chowk substation was in full speed, Rashpal added.
NODAL CENTRE INAUGURATED
Rashpal Singh, chief engineer, PSPCL central zone, inaugurated a new nodal-cumbilling centre at Estate Division, Giaspura, here on Thursday. The centre was built at a cost of Rs 25 lakh and the chief engineer assured that the centre would cater to the needs of 60,000 consumers.
Rashpal said in this nodal centre the complaint of the consumer would be dealt. The billing station would provide easy bill facilities to the consumers and by next year Giaspura would get 220 KV substation which would be a great relief for the residents of the area. Deputy chief engineer SK Gupta and other officials were also present on the occasion.