A 400-KVA power house was inaugurated in Bijnor’s Swahedi village on Saturday, However, it was commissioned with only half its capacity as only one 200-MVA transformer was installed. The second transformer is expected to be delivered later this month, officials said.
Four transmission substations will be connected to the 400 KVA station. Once this is done, Bijnor will be free of frequent trippings due to voltage fluctuations.
Giving details, SDO, transmission, Bhajanlal, said, “The power house at Swahedi village has been constructed under PPP model. Land for this project was provided by the revenue department. This power house has been connected with the Kashipur-Rishikesh power line. Two transformers of 200 MVA each were to be installed but so far only one transformer has been put in place. This transformer was checked on June 9 but started working from Saturday. Two substations — Bijnor and Chandpur — have been connected with the new power house. After the second transformer is installed at Swahedi, two more transmission substations at Najibabad and Morna will also be connected with the new power house.”