Chandigarh July 29: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar today directed the Power Department to hold ‘Open Darbars’ at Block or Sub Division level in the State to promptly redress the grievances of electricity consumers. He also directed it to complete phase-II of ‘Mhara Gaon Jagmag Gaon’ Scheme in a time bound manner.
Mr Manohar Lal was presiding over a meeting of Power Department here today.
The Chief Minister said that ‘Open Darbars’ organized by Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) have been very successful and on the same pattern, the Power Department should also organize such Darbars to ensure prompt redressal of grievances of power consumers like inflated power bills, defective meters and poles and hanging wires.
While reviewing the progress of Mhara Gaon Jagmag Gaon Scheme, the Chief Minister directed the Department to complete phase-II of the scheme in a time bound manner. He also directed to further bring down the Aggregate Technical and Commercial (AT and C) losses on all Phase-I and Phase-II feeders with the support of district administration, Superintendent Engineers, Executive Engineers and Sub Divisional Officers of Operation Divisions.
It was informed that in the phase-I of Mhara Gaon Jagmag Gaon Scheme, a total of 104 feeders including 50 of Uttar Haryana Bilji Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) and 54 of Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) were selected and out of these work on 31 feeders was completed in case of UHBVN and 26 feeders of DHBVN. Similarly, in Phase-II of the scheme, a total of 160 feeders including 80 feeders each of UHBVN and DHBVN were selected and efforts were being made to complete these feeders by the end of September. It was also informed that the work of relocation of meters, replacement of defective meters, providing LT AB cable in place of bare conductor and release of new connections were completed at most of the feeders and supply hours on the same were increased from 15 to 18 hours.
It was also informed that with a view to further bring down the AT and C losses on all these feeders, each sub-division has been directed to form two teams comprising 4 to 5 employees under the supervision of Junior Engineers. While one team would perform the task of plugging all theft prone points like covering naked joints and providing distribution boxes, the other team would carry out enforcement activities that is the detection of theft of electricity and enforce the inhabitants, who are without electricity connections, to take electricity connections.
On the issue of further improving electricity supply in Gurgaon, it was informed that the Power Department has prepared a comprehensive plan to provide uninterrupted power supply in Gurgaon. He was informed that to realize the vision of Union Power Minister, Mr Piyush Goyal and Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal of making Gurgaon diesel free, the work to supply electricity in 12,000 such flats has been started and that too without any additional investment. He was also informed that Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam (HVPN) has prepared an action plan as per which about 3000 MW capacity would be installed by December this year and this would be further increased to 5000 MW by 2017-18. The HVPN has a plan to spend Rs 1500 crore in next two years.
Others present in the meeting included Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Dr Rakesh Gupta, Additional Chief Secretary, Power Department Mr Rajan Gupta, Principal Secretary, Power and Managing Director, Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam, Mr Vineet Garg, Managing Director, Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam, Mr Nitin Yadav and other senior officers of Power Department.