Jamshedpur, Feb. 10: Jharkhand Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (JUVNL) is hopeful to make operational the multi-crore 100MW power grid station at in Baliguma, along NH-33 by mid-March.
Officials of JUVNL including the general manager of Singhbhum electricity supply area K K Verma have given their commitment of starting the grid station before Sarayu Roy, local legislator and state food and supplies minister. Roy had inspected the project to get first hand information about the progress of work.
“We are confident to make it operational soon. The power utility has set mid-March deadline for commissioning the project. If not by mid-March I have asked them to ensure that the project begins work by March end. Residents of Mango will be immensely benefitted as they can avoid problems like intermittent power cuts and prolonged loadsheddings, especially during summer, when the power grid station becomes operational,” said Roy.
JUVNL is setting up power grid sub-station over six acre near Baliguma on NH-33. “The power crisis in Mango and its adjoining areas serviced by the Jharkhand Urja Vikas Nigam Limited ( JUVNL) will be over soon. Our city has demand 75 MW electricity but it receives only 50 MW. We want to make the power supply surplus”, noted an official.
The Singhbhum unit of JUVNL had zeroed in on the land for setting up a power grid sub-station near Baliguma on the National Highway-33, which will supply power to the entire Mango area and its adjoining areas catering to a population of over two lakh.
The equipment for the grid sub-station has been already procured. They said the construction of the power grid sub-station would improve power supply. The existing transformers at Mango trip frequently because of the excess load. But, once the new power grid sub-station is functional, it will help in distributing the load properly.
Notably, the power grid sub-station project was first thought of in the year 2010. A land was also identified at Baliguma for the project. But, since it was a forest land the project could not take off. Hunt for a suitable land for the project continued and finally JUVNL zeroed in on the six acres of land.