New grid substation inaugurated in Jharkhand
India, Jharkhand: A new grid substation has been recently inaugurated in Jharkhand.
The 132/33 kV grid substation at Bhagodih in Garhwa district was inaugurated by Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren.
According to reliable reports, this substation is expected to end the dependence of Garhwa and Palamu district in Jharkhand on neighbouring states like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. It will also improve the voltage profile of the two districts, apart from improving the water supply situation.
The Bhagodih grid substation has been built at a cost of $3.6 M (Rs. 26.74 crore)e and will start receiving power directly from PGCIL’s Palamu grid substation.
The Garhwa district was drawing its power so far from Sonebhadra and Rihand in Uttar Pradesh through the transmission lines, established during the unified-Bihar regime. Jharkhand was carved out of Bihar in November 2000.
The Jharkhand CM also virtually laid the foundation stones of a 132/33 kV grid substation at Bhawanathpur, Nagar Untari in Garhwa and a 132/33 kV grid substation at Chhatarpur in Palamu. The twin grid substations would ensure quality power supplies to both Garhwa and Palamu districts. The two new substations are expected to cost $12.2 M (Rs. 90 crore) with a planned completion within two years. According to the source, the work contracts for these new substations have been placed on GE T&D India.
Source: T&D India