To address the problem of low voltage and power fluctuations in Mohali, five new grids would be set up by end of next year. Five grids of 66 kV capacity would be installed at several locations in town to enable even and sufficient electricity supply.
Besides installation of new grids, more than 250 transformers would be replaced with new equipment. A senior official from the power department said that the Central government has approved a grant for upgrading, replacing the old transformers and installation of new ones under the Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (APDRP).
An amount of Rs.40 crore has been approved for Mohali district for upgrading the electrical system and Rs.300 crore was approved for improving the basic infrastructure. Mohali district has a demand of over 59,000 units per day.