CHANDIGARH, July 11- A Rs 7,000 crore Smart Grid Project is being implemented by Haryana Government to ensure uninterrupted supply of power in Gurgaon city.
Haryana Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal, who held a meeting with Union Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy, Mr. Piyush Goyal to review the progress of Smart Grid Project in New Delhi today said that this project has been introduced in view of the present and future needs of power supply in Gurgaon city. He said that this project would put an end to the trend of consumption of diesel through generator sets. This would not only prove beneficial for the conservation of environment, but would also put an end to the role of builders and colonizers for power supply.
Mr Piyush Goyal said that this project would prove to be a milestone in the field of power supply in the country. While describing Gurgaon as an important cosmopolitan city, he said that total transformation of Gurgaon through this project would be another feather in its cap. He said that in the first phase, the project involved an investment of Rs 1382 crore. He congratulated Mr Manohar Lal for the progress of the project and appreciated Haryana Power Department and Gurgaon Administration for the effective steps taken for the implementation of the project.
During the meeting, Haryana Additional Chief Secretary, Power, Mr Rajan Gupta gave detailed information about the project to the Union Minister.
Others present in the meeting included, Secretary, Ministry of Power, Mr P.K. Pujari, Principal Resident Commissioner of Haryana in New Delhi Mr Anand Mohan Sharan.