Dikshit wants inverter free Delhi (Lead)

September 29th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Wednesday said she is “committed to provide uninterrupted power supply” to Delhi and wants to make the city “inverter free”.

Inaugurating a 400 KV power sub-station at Mundka in northwest Delhi, Dikshit said there has been immense progress in the power sector in the last 12 years.

She said efforts have been made to generate more electricity in the vicinity of the national capital. With a joint venture between the National Thermal Power Corp (NTPC) and the Haryana government, Delhi will get nearly 750 MW of power.

Inverters, which provide electricity back up during power outages, are big business in the capital. Heavy load-shedding has forced many thousands of families in Delhi to depend on them.

The sub-station has been erected at a cost of Rs.150 crore.

Delhi Chief Secretary Rakesh Mehta said a ring had been being created in the northern region with which the Mundka sub-station will be linked.

“The power position in Delhi will further improve with the commissioning of this ring. Also, the sub-station will lead to power supply in west and northwest Delhi besides Delhi Metro,” Mehta said.

Dikshit has asked private power distributing companies to cut down transmission losses so that tariff need not be raised and there is also uninterrupted power supply.

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