Sunday, February 28, 2021

City residents to get relief from power cuts soon: Banna Gupta

Jamshedpur: State agriculture department has issued a no-objection certificate for transferring six acres of land to Jharkhand State Electricity Board (JSEB) to set up a 100 MW power grid in Baliguma near NH33. This was informed today by the state agriculture minister and MLA of Jamshedpur West Banna Gupta.

“The construction work of the power grid was pending since 2010 despite approval. It will start within a month time,” said Gupta.

The power grid would be set up at a cost of Rs 43 crores. Its capacity may be expanded to 300 MW in future, said the minister.

Terming the move as his feat achieved in a short span, Gupta said he had ordered allotment of the land for the power grid, something the opposition had failed to do so far. “The former CM of the state having link with the city could not achieve in five years what I did in just five days,” said Gupta in an aside targeted at Arjun Munda.

“I had promised the people of my constituency to set up a 133/33 KVA power grid and I have kept my promise,” said a beaming Gupta.

Once the power grid becomes functional after being connected with the Chandil Power Grid, the people residing in the city, especially Sonari, Kadma and Mango will get 24 hours uninterrupted power supply.

At present, the four sub-stations under Jamshedpur West assembly segments are getting 50 MW power from Gamharia and Manikui power grids against the requirement of 75 MW in the peak hours.

Gupta said the power cables will be laid underground to ensure uninterrupted power supply.

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