Gurugram: Fund crunch stalls Smart City project
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Gurugram: Fund crunch stalls Smart City project

The work, to be carried out in four phases, has to be completed by 2020.

Gurugram: Fund crunch stalls Smart City project

Officials of Smart Grid, a unit of Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitaran Nigam (DHBVN), have said that lack of funds is causing a delay in smart city project. Due to this, the projects which are underway in three phases, are not even 50 per cent completed.

According to a report published in Navbharat Times, work began 3 years ago under the Smart City project of Central Government to make massive improvements in the power sector of the city. In this regard, all 11 kV power cables are to be laid down underground, more than one and a half thousand new transformers, and smart meters will be installed, old electric conductor and old cable HT cables are to be replaced and overloaded power feeders will be divided into two parts.

Superintending Engineer of Smart Grid, Vinita Singh, said that more money would be required to complete the project. Therefore, the authority concerned is considering taking loans from the Department of Electricity.

Under the project, work will be carried out in four phases. The deadline for completing the work in the first three phases has been set as September 2019. Similarly, the work in the fourth and final phase should be completed by December 2020.