Uninterrupted power supply for Commonwealth Games Village

January 17th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Saturday laid the foundation stone of a grid sub-station near the Akshardham Temple here that will cater exclusively to the power needs of the 2010 Commonwealth Games Village. “The 2010 Commonwealth Games will catapult Delhi on to the world center-stage. Every country’s eyes will be on us. This will also give an opportunity to showcase our accomplishments and put our best foot forward. Uninterrupted power supply will play a pivotal role in this,” Dikshit said.

The chief minister stated that new sub-station would be constructed on the green building concept at an estimated cost of Rs.400 million by December.

This sub-station would not only cater to the needs of Commonwealth Games Village but also ensure uninterrupted power supply to all nearby colonies across east Delhi.

Dikshit complimented the role of Delhiites in making the conservation drive successful and restricting power consumption and further exhorted them to conserve power.

Though the capacity of this grid station will be 25 MVA, BSES (power distribution company) is planning to install two 25 MVA transformers.

“Of this one will be primary and the other one its back up. This is being done to take care of any unforeseen eventuality and contingency. Even if the primary transformer fails for some reason, the backup transformer will immediately take over and ensure continuance of uninterrupted power supply,” a power department official said.

Finance Minister A.K. Walia and Olympian Gurbachan Singh Randhawa was also present at the foundation laying ceremony.

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