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Himachal CM to inaugurate power substation in Chamba on Monday

PTI Dharamshala | Updated on January 18, 2018 Published on July 31, 2016

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh will lay the foundation stone for a Rs 235-crore power substation at Lahal in Chamba district tomorrow.

The Himachal Pradesh Government was committed to development of far-flung areas in the state, an official spokesperson said.

As part of efforts to accelerate development, Singh would undertake a three-day visit to Chamba and inaugurate developmental projects there, the spokesperson said.

He said that to facilitate transmission of power for the upcoming hydroelectric projects in the Ravi basin, Singh would lay the foundation stone for 33/220/400 KV substation worth Rs 235 crore at Lahal in Bharmour valley tomorrow.

This would add 630 MVA capacities to the existing system and would achieve commercial operations in June 2018, he added.

The spokesperson said other steps were being taken to meet the power demand of the valley and improve the voltage profile in the area.

The Chief Minister left for Chamba from Dharamshala today by road as his helicopter couldn’t take off from Shimla due to bad weather.

Published on July 31, 2016
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