Tribune News Service
Patiala, July 8
The 66 kV Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) substation started functioning at the Government Rajindra Hospital here today. The state government has spent Rs12 crore on the project.
The substation was inaugurated by Punjab Information Commissioner Amrit Pratap Singh Honey Sekhon today.
Member Parliament Preneet Kaur said a new 220 kV grid would also become functional for Patiala soon.
The PSPCL Chief Engineer (South zone), Ravinder Singh Saini, said, “This is the second substation in Patiala after the Thapar grid. The Government Rajindra Hospital has provided land for the project. Two transformers of 20 MVA and 12.5 MVA have been installed in the grid.”
The Chief Engineer (Transmission Systems), Rajinder Singh Sarao, said the supply of areas, including Jagdish Ashram Road, New Lal Bagh and Dental College, was shifted to the new grid. The load of Rajindra Hospital, Bank Colony, Dhaliwal Colony, Leela Bhawan, Mall Road and the Lower Mall Road area would also be transferred to the new grid in the coming days, he added.
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