| The grid sub-station at Digha in Patna. Telegraph picture |
The Bihar State Electricity Board has pulled up its socks to commission the Sampatchak grid sub-station by December after missing the April deadline.
A fillip to the state capital’s power transmission system, the 120/132/33 KV capacity Sampatchak grid sub-station would enable smooth power supply to the southern part of the city. It would allow the electricity board to supply additional 160MW of power in the city.
The Sampatchak grid would be the second such facility to be launched in the state capital this year after the one at Digha.
The board spokesperson, H.R. Pandey, told The Telegraph “The construction of the Sampatchak grid is on. We expect the grid sub-station to be ready latest by December this year.”
Power Grid is installing grid, Pandey said.
Pandey said the Sampatchak grid would take the pressure off from the overloaded grids like Gai Ghat, Mithapur, Katra and Jakkanpur. Residents of the Karbigahiya, Rama Krishna Puram, Sipara and Sampatachak would benefit from the facility.
The Sampatchak grid was scheduled to start power transmission from April this year. But the board missed the deadline because of tardy construction work. A senior board official told The Telegraph that the construction of the grid sub-station at Sampatchak began one-and-a-half years ago but land acquisition problems slowed down the pace of construction. Things have now been settled and the work is on, he said.