Ranchi, May 26: Inaugurating a power grid substation at Ulidih in Tamar, some 70km from Ranchi, today, chief minister Raghubar Das said it was a step forward to the state government's commitment to ensure uninterrupted power supply across Jharkhand by 2018.
"This substation is proof of the state government's resolve to provide quality and uninterrupted power supply to its residents within a fixed time frame. It has been constructed mainly for the people of rural areas. My government desires to bring the rural areas at par with the urban centres in terms of infrastructure for the overall development of the state," Das said.
Set up at a cost of Rs 50 crore, the Tamar substation has two 50 MVA transformers to ensure proper voltage and power supply in the rural areas of Tamar and Bundu blocks in Ranchi district. The Tamar grid has also been linked to Chandil in Seraikella-Kharsawan district and Hatia in Ranchi by two 132KV transmission lines, enabling it to draw power from the central grid in cases of exigencies.
Tenders for the substation was floated in 2013 and work was completed in February this year.
BJP's Khunti MP Karia Munda and Tamar's AJSU MLA Vikas Kumar Munda were also present on the occasion.
Principal energy secretary S.K.G. Rahate, who welcomed the guests, said that all out efforts were underway to help the government achieve its target of boosting power infrastructure to ensure quality supply across the state.