Jamshedpur: Residents of Mango can look forward to better days ahead. The power crisis in Mango and its adjoining areas serviced by the Jharkhand Urja Vikas Nigam Limited ( JUVNL) will improve in days to come.
The Singhbhum unit of JUVNL has finally identified the land for setting up a 5,000 KVA mini 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.
JUVNL’s superintending engineer R J Singh said that they have decided to set up the sub station about six acres of land for the power project which will involve investment close to Rs 50 lakh.
” We are confident to start the project soon. The formalities for acquiring the land will be completed soon. The equipment for the grid sub-station has been already procured. Once the formalities for acquiring the land get completed the construction work of the sub-station will begin,” said Singh. Singh said the construction of the power grid sub-station would improve power supply.
Sources at JSEB’s headquarters said that the initiative was taken to make sure that the Singhbhum unit of JUVNL, which has the largest concentration of industries, gets a steady supply of electricity during peak hours.
Moreover, JUVNL has decided to come up with an alternate line so that even if one line gets damaged the other one can be switched on and thus residents will continue to get uninterrupted supply.
An official said that that they have made a blueprint of the project which have been sent to the Ranchi headquarters for necessary approval. As per the plans two double circuit line will connect the Gamahria sub-station with the sub-station at Dimna in Mango as per the proposed project which have been sent to headquarters for approval.
Notably, around two lakh residents of different localities in Mango were affected when they failed to get power supply for for three days from August 6 due to the mishap in which the high tension 33 KV lines fell into the Subernarekha river when the overloaded truck hit the overhead cables near the L&T yard on the Marine Drive.
The senior JUVNL official ( RJ Singh) said that they were hopeful that the provision of the stand-by line will be made in the next two months.