Power and PWD Minister Harbhajan Singh ETO on Friday dedicated a 66 KV sub-station in Gehlewal village of the district. The sub-station has been constructed at the cost of Rs 4 crore.Accompanied by MLA Hardeep Singh Mundian, Rajinderpal Kaur Chhina, Madan Lal Bagga, the Cabinet Minister said that a power transformer of 12.5 Mega Volt Ampere (MVA) was installed here which would improve the power supply and ensure uninterrupted power supply to several villages of Sahnewal area. He said that a link of 2.5 KM was made here by tapping the 66 KV Chaunta and Kohara line.
Reiterating commitment of Bhagwant Mann-led Punjab Government to provide quality and uninterrupted power supply and better services to the power consumers of Punjab, Harbhajan Singh ETO said that with the commissioning of this sub-station, it would ease load on 66 KV sub-stations at Chaunta and Bhaini Sahib thus providing direct relief to people of Sherian, Mallewal, Fatehgarh Jattan, Fatehgarh Gujjran, Kalas Kalan, Kalas Khurd, Marhewal, Bhama Kalan, Bhama Khurd, Harhia villages.
He further said that the villages including Prithipur, Panjeta, Rajool, Jeonewal, Baliwal, Bhupana and Satiana would get indirect benefit of reliable and streamlined power supply. He said that problems of voltage fluctuation would be completely resolved in these areas. The Minister thanked the panchayat of Gehlewal for giving 10-kanal land free of cost to PSPCL for setting up the power substation.
The Minister said that the Punjab Government was committed for the welfare of people and added nearly 80% of power consumers were benefitted from the Aam Aadmi Party government’s decision to give 300 units of free power per month.
MLA Hardeep Singh Mundian expressed gratitude to Cabinet Minister for setting up grid sub-station here. He said that in the coming months, government would also build Aam Aadmi Clinic in Gehlewal.Prominent among those present on the occasion included ADC Rahul Chaba, Director Distribution DIPS Grewal besides several others.