Power Mininster, Uttarakhand CM inaugurate underground cabling project in Haridwar

New Delhi: Minister of State (I/C) Power RK Singh, along with Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Tirath Singh Rawat, inaugurated the underground cabling project at the Kumbh area in Haridwar through video conferencing on Wednesday. The inauguration ceremony is part of the ‘Bharat ka Amrut Mahotsav’ celebrations, which marks 75 years of India’s independence. The project is implemented under the Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) and is commissioned by Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL). 

Power Finance Corporation (PFC), which is the nodal agency for the project, has sanctioned Rs 381.35 crore for the underground cabling project in Haridwar under IPDS. The up-gradation project will help in providing uninterrupted electricity to the consumers in the region and will put an end to the disruptions in power supply caused due to heavy rains and wind.

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The completion of the project will not only reduce the risk of accidents caused due to loose wire but will also help in the beautification of the commercial areas around the region. The project will also lessen the traffic pressure as road widening work will be executed with the cables being laid underground.

The event was attended by Madan Kaushik (MLA) Haridwar, Radhika Jha (Secretary) Department of Energy and Renewable Energy of Uttarakhand, PFC CMD RS Dhillon (through Video Conferencing) and UPCL MD Neeraj Khairwal, along with officials from the state government of Uttarakhand and the Ministry of Power.

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