Power Minister lays foundation stone for augmentation of POWERGRID Ara sub-station

By IndianMandarins- 10 May 2023


Bhojpur (10.05.2023): Union Minister of Power, New and Renewable Energy R K Singh laid the foundation stone for augmentation of 220/132 kV POWERGRID Ara Substation on May 9, 2023 in presence of Energy Minister of Bihar Bijendra Prasad Yadav.

The scheme would facilitate meeting demand of electricity for the next 10 years in Ara. Uninterrupted power supply will lead to the industrial and commercial development of the area and also improve power availability in Bhojpur, Buxar and Rohtas districts. The augmentation of POWERGRID Ara sub-station will increase the total transformation capacity of the sub-station to 560 MVA. This initiative will speed up the pace of development in Ara, and give boost to economic and social development of the region through a strong power infrastructure. It will further strengthen Ara's connectivity with the national grid.

Various works of rural development such as bathing ghat, PCC road, community hall, culvert, boundary wall, retaining wall etc. have been constructed by POWERGRID under Corporate Social Responsibility in Bhojpur. Arrangement of bench desk in schools, high mast light and construction of toilets etc have also been done under CSR. Apart from the core business of power transmission, POWERGRID is playing a leading role in impacting lives through multifarious social development initiatives.

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