Minister for Power, Sunil Kumar Sharma today inaugurated a new 50 MVA transformer installed to upgrade the existing Grid Station here at Canal Road.The Minister was informed that the upgrading of the grid station will benefit residents of Canal Road, Talab Tillo, Jewel, Bakshi Nagar, Chatha, Satwari, Shakti Nagar, Resham Ghar and adjoining areas. The new 50 MVA transformer installed at the grid station at the cost of Rs 3.49 crore.Speaking on the occasion, the Power Minister stressed on well-prepared plans to execute the developmental projects effectively. He asked the PDD engineers to join their hands for creating a dependable transmission and distribution network to supply quality and round the clock power to the consumers. The Minister said that augmentation of new transformers was necessitated to meet up applied and future demand of domestic consumers of the area. He said that many more projects for development of power infrastructure have been approved to provide adequate supply to the locals.Appreciating the efforts of the department, the Minister said there was a lot more to do to provide better services to the people. However, he cautioned the department against unscheduled power cuts and power pilferage.The Minister said that the State is going through a positive transitional phase and more efficient services are need to be ensured for the welfare of the people. Chief Engineer Avinash Kumar Dubey, SE Gurmeet Singh, SE Sudhir Gupta, Xen Satpal and senior functionaries of PDD were also present on the occasion.