Work on power transmission projects be expedited : Chief Minister
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav has directed officers to ensure timely completion of under construction power transmission projects. He also said that work is underway to construct new power sub-stations and new power lines are being laid to ensure that consumers get timely power supply as per schedule.
At a review meeting here on Tuesday, Mr. Yadav stressed on expediting the projects and cautioned officers and executing agencies of the projects against delays in their completion and launch. Strict action would be initiated in case of delays, he warned further. It may be recalled that an executive engineer had been suspended some time back for dereliction in duties.
Mr. Yadav also ordered withdrawal of work from five agencies which were tasked with connecting power sub-stations to transmission lines for causing delay and added that their work be assigned to some other agencies.
During the meeting, the Chief Minister was apprised of by officers that in compliance to his instructions such agencies had been blacklisted for two years which will automatically disqualify them from bidding in the departmental tendering process. Along with this, bank guarantees worth Rs 27 crore of these agencies have been seized and new tenders have been
During the meeting, the Chief Minister held a thorough review of the construction status of the new power sub-stations and was informed that four sub-stations of 400 KV, 21 of 220 KV and 63 sub-stations of 132 KV capacity were under construction. Previously, the Chief Minister had ticked off officers on tardy progress at many places after which desired results had started coming. In the current financial year 10 sub-stations have been constructed so far.
This includes 1000 MW capacity and 765 KW sub-stations Anpara ‘D’. In the next three months, 39 primary sub-stations would be energized and by the end of the current financial year 40 other sub-stations would follow suit. As soon as these sub-stations are operationalised, power supply in 40 districts would considerably improve and overloading would come down.
Besides, the power consumers will get better voltage and lesser power cuts in far-flung areas as well.