JAMMU, Mar 30: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today dedicated six Power Infrastructure Projects costing Rs. 64.10 crores to the public.
These inaugurated projects will add another 660 MVA capacity to the existing power systems in Jammu region and include new 400 MVA, 220/132 KV Power Transformer at Gladni Grid Station, besides new 50 MVA, 132/33 KV Power Transformers each at Gladni, Canal, Bari Brahmana-I; Jaurian and Akhnoor Grid Stations.
Speaking on the occasion, the Lt Governor highlighted that the Gladni Grid Station- has witnessed long-due capacity augmentation of 400 MVA after almost 14 years.
“In addition to the installation of 400 MVA power transformer at 220 KV level, as a major relief to inhabitants of Jammu city, the department has created additional capacity by way of installation of 50 MVA power transformer at 132 kV level at the same grid station, which will particularly cater to the increased summer demand mainly of domestic and commercial installations of Jammu”, he added.
The Lt Governor further said that these new projects will benefit more than 6 lakh population of Jammu and the additional capacity augmentation at Gladni and Canal station will ensure quality power to several areas of Jammu city.
It was also informed that the 50 MVA power transformer installed and commissioned in the industrial area of Bari Brahmana is another step towards ensuring adequate power capacities to boost Industrial growth.
“16 new sub-stations have also been built to provide adequate power to the existing industries, ensuring sustained economic activities”, the Lt Governor observed.
The Lt Governor observed that inauguration of a string of power projects in the last three months in both Jammu and Kashmir Division is a testimony to the UT government’s commitment to improve the quality of life of 1.25 crore citizens of J&K.
“In the transmission sector, a total capacity addition of 2540 MVA has been achieved at different voltage levels by way of creation/augmentation of 33 grid sub stations. Similarly, in the distribution sector, a cumulative capacity addition of 2260 MVA has been achieved by way of creation/augmentation of 225 33/11 kV Receiving Stations, besides addition/augmentation of 6475 no. Distribution Transformers”, he added.
On the occasion, the Lt Governor complimented the J&K Power Development Department for setting new standards in project planning and execution. He commended the efforts of employees for completing the installation and commissioning of the new 400 MVA transformer at 220 kV level 400 MVA at Gladni Grid Station a month before the stipulated deadline.
Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary, congratulated the Power Development Department for the much needed capacity augmentation of Gladni and other grid stations to ensure reliable, quality power supply to the people of Jammu.
Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary, Power Development Department, Chander Mohan Gupta, Mayor JMC; Dr RP Singh, Chairman JKPCL; Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary to Government, Information Department; Dr. Raghav Langer, Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Anshul Garg, DC Jammu; Chief Engineers, and senior PDD officials were present on the occasion.