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Eight power substations in rural Gaya

India, Gaya: Eight new power substations are being set up in Gaya district, executive engineer Balvir Prasad Bagish said.

While power supply will start from two substations at Mahkar (Khizarsarai) and Bakraur (Bodh Gaya) from 20 July, the other six would be functional by the end of this year.

“Each substation would have two power transformers of 5 MVA each. One transformer can supply power to 50 transformers of 200 kVA each. The new substations are being set up to meet the increasing power requirements as every household has got a power connection in the villages. Every year, the load on transformers is increasing and infrastructure to meet the requirement has to be kept ready. Within the last three years, 24 new power substations have been set up across the district under Deen Dayal Jyoti Yojana and the state plan. Once the new substations become functional, the problem of low voltage and power cuts due to excess load would mitigate,” Bagish said.

The other power substations are being set up in Manpur, Wazirganj, Barachatti and Karchoi Banke Bazar. They are being set up under Deen Dayal Gram Jyoti Yojana and the remaining from the funds made available by the state government. There is usually only one power substation for large areas and consequently a problem of low voltage due to the fact. The customers say that an additional power substation would mitigate this issue.

 

Source: Times of India