• Mohali to get 5 new power grids, updated transformers

    To address the problem of low voltage and power fluctuations in Mohali, five new grids would be set up by end of next year. Five grids of 66KV capacity would be installed at several locations in town to enable an even and sufficient electricity supply. Besides installation of new grids, more than 250 transformers would be replaced with new equipment.

    A senior official from the power department said that the central government has approved a grant for upgrading, replacing the old transformers and installation of new ones under the Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (APDRP).

    An amount of Rs 40 crore has been approved for Mohali district for upgrading the electrical system and Rs 300 crore was approved for improving the basic infrastructure. In this project, all cables will be laid underground for a distance of over 40km in town and work is expected to complete by start of next year, said sources. As of now, Mohali district has a demand of over 59,000 units per day but the supply is barely over 35,000 units.

    Anandpur Sahib MP Prem Singh Chandumajra from SAD said, “The grant has been approved by the central government and has been issued for power reforms. I shall oversee the work. With reformation of the electric grid system, the gap between demand and supply would be reduced.” Jerry Rice Authentic Jersey

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