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West Delhi to get Rs 30-cr sub-station

West Delhi to get Rs 30-cr sub-station
A Rs 30-crore substation will soon come up in west Delhi to meet the growing demand of power in the area. The foundation stone for 66/11 KV Grid Sub-Station in West Delhi’s Najafgarh was laid on Wednesday.

To be built at a cost of around Rs 30 crore, it will be the 78th in BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) area of south and west Delhi.

It will substantially improve the power and water supply for nearly three lakh people, BRPL said in statement.

The grid is being constructed in partnership with Delhi Jal Board (DJB).

‘Najafgarh and adjoining areas are witnessing an accelerated level of growth. I am sure setting-up this Grid Sub-Station will help power this development,’ Power Minister Haroon Yusuf said after laying the foundation stone.

The power demand in west Delhi is growing at around 10 to 12 per cent annually. The present load capacity in the area is 150 MVA (120 MW).

After commissioning of the Sub-Station, the Grid capacity in the area will increase by 50 MVA, BRPL said.

‘This 66/11 KV 50 MVA Najafgargh Grid is a symbol of partnership between BRPL and the Delhi Jal Board (DJB). Being part funded by DJB, this 66/11 KV Grid Station will be completed in a record time of 12 months. Once completed, it will power the future needs of the fast developing areas of west Delhi, including Najafgarh,’ BRPL CEO Gopal Saxena said.

‘The Grid will also benefit DJB’s pumping station in the locality. It will also power adjoining areas like DMRC staff quarters, DJB colony, Sainik Enclave, Anaj Mandi, Deenpur, Goela colony,’ he said.

Nearly 15 km of cable will be laid during construction of the Grid and it will be completely unmanned and remotely controlled from the Supervisory Control and Data Access (SCADA), located in Kalkaji, the BRPL stated.

MP Mahabal Mishra, MLA Sumesh Shokeen and Councillors Kishan Pehelwan, Indu Sharma and Satinder Rana, and senior BRPL officials were present on the occasion.
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