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Underground Cabling Project Inaugurated at Kumbh Area in Haridwar

The nodal agency for the project, Power Finance Corporation has sanctioned Rs. 381.35 crore for the UG cabling project in Haridwar under IPDS.

April 06, 2021

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The inauguration-event was graced by Shri Madan Kaushik, MLA, Haridwar, Smt Radhika Jha, Secretary, Department of Energy and Renewable Energy, Uttarakhand. Image: PSU Connect

An underground cabling project was inaugurated at the Kumbh area in Haridwar by Shri R. K. Singh, Minister of State (IC) Power and New & Renewable Energy along with Shri Tirath Singh Rawat, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Uttarakhand through video conferencing.

Being implemented under the Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS), the project is commissioned by Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited. The inauguration-event was graced by Shri Madan Kaushik, MLA, Haridwar, Smt Radhika Jha, Secretary, Department of Energy and Renewable Energy, Uttarakhand, Shri R.S. Dhillon, CMD- PFC Ltd (through Video Conferencing), and Shri Neeraj Khairwal, MD- UPCL along with officials from the state government of Uttarakhand and Ministry of Power.

The nodal agency for the project, Power Finance Corporation has sanctioned Rs 381.35 crore for the UG 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 the power supply caused due to heavy rains and wind.

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With the conclusion of the project, the risk of accidents caused due to the loose wires will be significantly reduced and will also enable the beautification of the commercial areas around the region. Moreover, the project will also decrease the traffic pressure as road widening work can be executed with the cables completely being laid underground.