To overcome the problem of power shortage in Mohali, five new grids of 66 KV capacity will be set up within the next one year. As many as 200 transformers will also be replaced in the district for uninterrupted power supply to the farmers and in rural areas.
The power overhaul will be done under the Progressive Power Development and Modification Programme. Under the project, 30km power distribution lines will be made underground in the city and the work in the direction will also be completed withing six months.
The officials of the power department said the central government has approved grants for power rejuvenation and development works in urban areas under Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (APDRP) wherein Rs 40 crore has been approved for Mohali district and Rs 10 crore for Roop Nagar and Nawa Shehar districts each.
With the setting up of the new power grids, the city will get the uninterrupted power supply and the problem of long power cuts can also be solved.
At present, the district has a demand of around 60,000 units per day, while the supply is around 36,000 units.
The officials said with the reforms in the power sector the gap between demand and supply will reduce in the next two years.
Anandpur Sahib MP Prem Singh Chandumajra also said the grant has been issued for the power reforms and he will oversee the work. Jason Taylor Womens Jersey