The Power and Public Works Minister Punjab Harbhajan Singh ETO today laid foundation stones of two different projects at Sangrur.After laying the foundation stone of 66 KV grid sub station at Sangrur, the Power Minister informed that this sub station will be completed by March 31, 2023 at a cost of around Rs.9.50 crore. He said that the construction of this sub-station will benefit about 60 to 70 thousand electricity consumers and its commencement will prevent overloading of 66 KV grid sub-stations on Badrukhan, Mangwal and Sohian roads.
Similarly, laying the foundation stone of the second project, a multi-storied state-of-the-art building to be constructed at 33 KV Colony, Sohian Road, Sangrur to shift 12 offices of PSPCL Sangrur to one place, the Minister for Power said that the construction of this building will cost around Rs 17.30 crore and the project is targeted to be completed by 31st March 2024. He said that with PSPCL offices coming together under one roof, it will be easier to provide timely services to consumers, electricity workers and pensioners.
Mr. ETO said that due to the visionary thinking of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, the Punjab Government is committed to solving the problems faced by the people on a priority basis. He further added that the Punjab Government has provided the facility of 600 units of free electricity every two months to the domestic consumers which will be applicable to all domestic consumers fairly.
The bill will be zero for consumers consuming up to 600 units of electricity in two months, said the Minister.The MLA Sangrur Narinder Kaur Bharaj and MLA Lehra Barinder Kumar Goyal, Deputy Commissioner Jitinder Jorwal, SSP Mandeep Singh Sidhu, Director PSPCL Er. DPS Grewal were also present on this occasion.