Abstain from power theft, pay your bills in time, says Raghbuar
Jamshedpur, July 6: Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Thursday inaugurated four power projects including the 100 MW grid sub-station at Baliguma promising a better power scenario in Kolhan region.
Das reiterated that the state is working to become power hub by 2019. He said the Government will ensure electricity in every village by 2018. He appealed to electricity consumers to pay their bills in time and abstain from power theft in any form to ensure that electricity reached every house.
Addressing a function organised on the premises of the grid substation at Baliguma on NH-33 near Mango, Das said that the power projects worth Rs 130 crore will not ensure smooth supply and will also eliminate problems of low voltage and intermittent power cuts. He also inaugurated two grid substations at Sikursai and Ulijhari , both in Chaibasa and another grid substation of Manoharpur in West Singhbhum.
Parliamentary affairs minister and local BJP legislator Saryu Roy, secretary- cum- CMD of Jharkhand Urja Vikas Nigam Limited ( JUVNL) Nitin Madan Kulkarni, Niranjan Kumar, managing director of Jharkhand Urja Sancharan Nigam Limited ( JUSNL), the transmission wing of the state power conglomerate and Jamshedpur MP Bidyut Baran Mahto.
It is a 132 KV/33 KV power grid which came up with an estimated cost of Rs 45 crore. He said earlier the power supply in Mango, where about 60 MW power is required, was dependent completely on the Gamharia Grid. Located along the NH-33 about 10 kms away from the heart of the city, the Baliguma power grid sub-station was installed on a plot of six acres of land. A pet project of Jamshedpur West legislator and food and civil supply minister Saryu Roy, the project had earlier missed several deadlines because of delay in the construction work of the grid.
Das promised that by 2018, every area of the state will be covered by electricity. He said that revenue collection against transmitted power from transformer is the responsibility of junior engineers. He said that power is transmitted systematically in rural areas under Dindayal Upadhayay Yojana. He appealed to people to assist in underground cabling work to speed up electrification work.
The project, which will include construction of new power substations and renovation of the old ones, modernisation and strengthening of 33/11 KV transmission lines, installation of new transformers and laying of underground cables, will ensure uninterrupted power supply to Jamshedpur, Ghatshila, Mosabani, Chaibasa and Chakradharpur.
Earlier, Saryu Roy, who also represents the Jamshedpur West assembly constituency, expressed confidence that the Rs 45 crore Baliguma grid substation project which would benefit a population of around 2 lakh residing in Mango and its adjoining areas. “We are really very happy today. The new grid substation would help in reducing load at the Gamharia grid which earlier used to source power to Mango.