In Budget 2016-17, Akhilesh Yadav promised 24 hours electricity for the entire Uttar Pradesh. To make this a reality, the young chief minister has taken multiple steps and the dream seems within reach. Under his governance, the state has come up with the Saur Urja Policy which is the first in India. A few months back, the state capital also witnessed a mini grid conclave in association with Rockfeller. All of this is being done by Akhilesh Yadav to ensure that his vision for the state can be achieved by October 2016.
As an initiative to achieve this, the Akhilesh-led UP Government has decided to increase the total transmission capacity (TTC) of UP’s power lines from the existing 6000Mw to 7200Mw. Vishal Chauhan, Managing Director of UP Transmission Corporation Limited (UPTCL), said “The corporation has completed the construction of the much-needed high-power substations to ease the congestion. This will also help in increasing the TTC so that more power could be brought into the state grid in times of crisis.”
The construction of new substations has been done in West UP which registers the maximum load and therefore congestion. Three 400KV transmission substations are already functional in Agra, Muradnagar, and Muzzafarnagar. Each of these will be further linked to 220 KV substations.
Two 400KV substations are being constructed in Bundelkhand region, one in Banda and other one is Orai; they will be functional in October and July respectively. A similar exercise is being planned for Central UP, with proposed substations in Lucknow and Allahabad. Akhilesh Yadav proposed these plans to not only increase the generation of electricity within the state, but to have a setup which can bring additional power from other states.
Social Samajwadi is looking forward to an Electrified UP!