January 30, 2009 2:06:28 am
The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) has got the approval for two power development and reform projects at Hisar and Ellenabad,under the Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (R-APDRP) of the Central government.
Anurag Aggarwal,Managing Director,DHBVN said the steering committee for R-APDRP constituted by the Union Ministry of Power has cleared a project of Rs 46.33 crore for Hisar and of Rs 1.07 crore for Ellenabad in Sirsa district.
The DHBVN has submitted projects for 16 towns,at a cost of Rs 107.77 crore,which are likely to be approved by the steering committee,under the programme of reformation and modernisation.
Lt Gen O S Lohchab (retd),Chairman,Haryana Power Distribution and Transmission Corporations appreciated the services of Deputy General Manager (IT) Randeep Singh and the DGM (Planning) Rajneesh Garg. Aggarwal said under this project,the activity of consumer indexing,geographic information system (GIS),metering of distribution transformers feeders would be completed. The project would also include asset mapping of entire distribution network comprising of 11 KV transformers,distribution transformers,feeders,low tension lines,poles and other distribution network equipment of these towns. IT applications would be adopted for different activities of energy accounting,auditing,etc. Establishment of IT-based consumer service centres and consumer grievance system would be the major feature of the project.
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He said the projects have been submitted under part A of the R-APDRP and will be completed within a period of three years. With the completion of the project on time,the full amount provided by the Central Government would be converted into grant.
He said the central government of India had decided to continue R-ADPRP during the XIth Plan with revised terms and conditions as a Central Sector Scheme. Establishment of reliable and automated systems for sustained collection of accurate baseline data and the adoption of information technology in areas of energy accounting would be essential before taking up the regular distribution system strengthening projects. Under the programme,towns with population of over 30,000 will be covered.
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