Jamshedpur, July 1 : The ambitious multi-crore 100 megawatt (MW) power grid station at Baliguma on NH-33 on the outskirts of Jamshedpur will be inaugurated by CM Raghubar Das on July 6.
Jamshedpur West legislator and food and civil supply minister Saryu Roysaid that he has personally inspected the trail run is happy with the progress.
He went on to add that in the absence of a power grid sub-station, the entire Mango locality with a population of around two lakh used to suffer especially during peak summers due to frequent breakdowns. With the Baliguma power grid sub-station coming into existence, the power crisis at the densely-populated Mango will come to an end.
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 at a plot of six acres of land.
Presently, Mango locality faces power cuts between 8-10 hours daily. Residents also complain about load shedding and voltage fluctuations. But, the JUVNL general manager said all such problems would get over once the new grid is commissioned.