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66 KV Grid Substation Commissioned at Rajindra Hospital

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | July 08, 2021 08:16 PM

PATIALA: In order to make a comprehensive improvement in Power Infrastructure of area adjoining to Rajindra Hospital, a 66 KV new grid substation launched today at Rajindra Hospital by Deputy Principal Secretary/CM Punjab, Mr Rajesh Kumar and Information Commissioner, Amrit Partap Singh Sekhon on behalf of Member of Parliament, Mrs Preneet Kaur.

The substation commissioned and made functional, in a record time, has been comleted at a cost of Rs 12 crore. On this occasion, Chief Engineer, South Zone Er. Ravinder Singh Saini, Chief Engineer, Transmission System PSPCL Rajinder Singh Sarao, Superintending Engineer Circle Patiala, Er Surinder Mohan Chopra, Additional Superintending Engineer, Distribution Division Model Town Er Amandeep Singh Dhindsa and other officials were present.

Meanwhile, the Member of Parliament Mrs Preneet Kaur while extending her gratitude message to PSPCL officials for ensure timely commissioning of this substation, assured the city residents about installation of one more 220 KV substation to address power supply issues.

Mrs Preneet Kaur in her message also expressed thanks to the Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, said that he had initiated various development works in the city to provide state-of-the-art infrastructure and civic amenities to the residents of Patiala as well as the inner city. A special fund of Rs 40 crore has also been released for beautification (Single Cable Project) and strengthening of power distribution system. Apart from this, funds of Rs 43 crore have also been sanctioned for the Heritage Street project to beautify the royal city.

On this occasion, Mr Sekhon said that MP Mrs Preneet Kaur and Biba Jai Inder Kaur, had brought this issue to the notice of the Chief Minister to provide uninterrupted and smooth power supply to this prestigious hospital which was immediately approved by the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and the sub-station was set up in a record time.

On this occasion Er Mr Ravinder Singh Saini informed that the land for this new sub-station at Rajindra Hospital was provided by Rajindra Hospital besides sharing the half cost of the sub-station. This is the second project of its kind in Patiala city after Thapar grid.

This grid has two transformers of a capacity of 20 MVA and 12.5 MVA. With the commissioning of this Substation, uninterrupted supply and improved voltage has been ensured to the esteemed consumers of PSPCL in the City, by de-loading of 66kV Shakti Vihar Grid, Patiala. The supply of areas such as Jagdish Ashram road, New Lal Bagh, Dental College have already been shifted on this new Grid. In the coming days, the complete load of Rajindra Hospital and supply of Bank Colony, Dhaliwal colony, Leela Bhawan, Mall road, the lower mall road etc. areas will be shifted on this grid.

The Rajindra Hospital is being catered from 11kV Rajindra Hospital Feeder emanating from 66kV Shakti Vihar Substation with alternative 11kV supply provision from 11kV Switching Station, Mall Road. The shifting of complete load of Rajindra Hospital on this new 66kV grid will ensure uninterrupted power supply to this major hospital in Punjab. PSPCL officers brief about the complete design, engineering, assembling, testing works, substation building, complete erection, testing, commissioning and putting new 66 KV substation into successful commercial operation. PSPCL officers also stated that the new system has been so designed that in case of any fault, the faulty feeder would be separated and the load would be transmitted by the Ring Main System and prompt restoration of power supply to the affected area with good voltage level will be ensured.

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