DHA Lahore announced that its Phase 8 and 9 would be getting its very own grid stations, which would provide electricity to people, lessen power outages, and reduce line losses.
The decision was taken in a ceremony held yesterday in DHA Lahore Phase-8. According to sources, the project is given to Descon Engineering, a company specialized in making grids.
DHA Lahore Administrator Brig (R) Zafar Yaseen Babar was also present in the ceremony. According to DHA officials, ex-air avenue & ex-park view is excluded from this project.
While talking to the ceremony Administrator of DHA Lahore, Zafar Yasin Babar said, “ Housing authority had expanded from 34,000 kanals to 300,000 kanals, which increased the demand for continuous and uninterruptible power supply”.
“DHA has proposed 21 grid stations, including a 220KV” station, he said, adding that seven grid stations were already in the approval phase, six were under construction and 2 grid stations were already energized”.
DHA is committed to providing electricity to the people living in housing authority.
“We are going to start construction of two” [more grid stations], 132KV each in Commercial-Broadway Phase VIII and DHA Town Phase IX, with the approval of the National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC) and the Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO), said Zafar Yasin.
The estimated cost of Phase VIII and IX grid stations are Rs 330 million and Rs 348 million, respectively.
Both the grid stations will be operational by March 2018.
Not only DHA but the whole country is facing power crises.
With the efforts of government, Pakistan has received help from the International community to cope up with its electricity problem as World Bank under its Green Fund project has assured Pakistan that it will finance solar power projects in the country to improve its energy mix.
The bank expressed its willingness, saying it was ready to finance the development of solar projects with a tariff of 3 to 3.5 cents per unit as reported by Tribune.