New Delhi: State-owned Powergrid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) said in a tweet on Tuesday that the Union Minister of Power RK Singh laid the foundation stone for the augmentation of 220/132 kV Powergrid's Ara Substation. The event was attended by Bijendra Prasad Yadav, Energy Minister, Bihar, Amrendra Pratap Singh, MLA, Ara, Raghavendra Pratap Singh, MLA, Barhara, Kiran Devi, MLA, Sandesh, Awadhesh Narayan Singh, Hon'ble Member, Bihar Legislative Council, Indu Devi, Mayor, Ara and Poonam Devi, Deputy Mayor, Ara. Chairman and Managing Director of POWERGRID K Sreekant and Director Personnel Dr VK Singh
Further, the tweet said that the substation will meet the power demand for 10 years. Further, it also said that an uninterrupted power supply would help the nearby districts like, Bhojpur, Buxar and Rohtas to develop.
The augmentation of Powergrid's Ara sub-station will increase the total transformation capacity of the sub-station to 560 MVA. This initiative will speed up the pace of development in Ara, and give a boost to the economic and social development of the region through a strong power infrastructure. It will further strengthen Ara's connectivity with the national grid.
Various works of rural development such as bathing ghat, PCC road, community hall, culvert, boundary wall, retaining wall etc. have been constructed by POWERGRID under Corporate Social Responsibility in Bhojpur. Arrangement of bench desk in schools, high mast light and construction of toilets, etc have also been done under CSR. Apart from the core business of power transmission, Powergrid is playing a leading role in impacting lives through multifarious social development initiatives.