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Discoms lays out Rs 2,000-crore power distribution plan in Haryana

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To strengthen and augment the power distribution system across the state on the next two years, Discoms in Haryana is preparing Rs 2,000-crore plan.

Devender Singh, chairman and managing director of Haryana Discoms said the present ongoing programme of strengthening power distribution system will be by this summer. It will incur a cost of Rs 500 crore.

Major stress will be given on special maintenance and strengthening the old system which covers works like tightening loose conductors, replacement of all iron poles, maintenance and augmentation of transformers, under this programme.

“A bigger plan for strengthening and augmenting the power distribution system would start thereafter,” Singh said in a release.

Singh further informed that each village and urban ward would get at least one additional distribution transformer as Haryana Power Distribution Corporations have planned to install over 11,000 new distribution transformers, erect 80,000 poles, required length of cable, conductor and switches all over the state at a cost of about Rs 500 crore.

“The programme will thus eliminate the problem of overloading of the system,” he claimed.

Meanwhile, Singh also said if defaulters for the period before June 16, 2005 came forward to pay off the principal amount of the bills pertaining to the period, all pending bills till then and whole of the late payment surcharge would be waived off.

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