Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav: Another 2×10 MVA GIS Substation inaugurated in Bihar under IPDS scheme

New Delhi: Another 2×10 MVA GIS Substation was inaugurated in Bhagalpur, Bihar under the IPDS scheme of the government of India as part of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.’ The 2×10 MVA GIS substation was commissioned by South Bihar Power Distribution Company Limited (SBPDCL). Power Finance Corporation (PFC) is the nodal agency for the project executed under the IPDS scheme.

The inauguration ceremony is a part of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations, marking 75 years of India’s independence.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by officials from South Bihar Power Distribution Co Ltd (SBPDCL) and PFC.

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2×10 MVA GIS Substation for Bhagalpur was sanctioned in 2018 under the IPDS scheme at a cost of Rs 8.99 crore, with a grant of Rs 5.40 crore from the government. The GIS substation was declared complete on April 6, overcoming the challenges posed by the prevailing COVID-19 situation.

The GIS substation will benefit approximately 1.21 lakh people of Bhagalpur and the surrounding areas. It has further reduced the land requirement curtailing the operational and maintenance cost. The GIS Substation also ensures a safer working environment for the attending personnel.

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