Arun Jaitley Lays Foundation Stones of Two Power Sub Stations & Dedicated One Sub-Station to the People in Delhi


The Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information & Broadcasting, Shri Arun Jaitley planting a sapling, at the dedication ceremony of the 400KV Substation to the Nation, at Harsh Vihar, in Delhi on December 26, 2014.


Arun Jaitley Lays Foundation Stones of Two Power Sub Stations & Dedicated One Sub-Station to the People in Delhi 

Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs & Information and Broadcasting Shri Arun Jaitley laid the foundation stone of two power sub-stations and dedicated one sub-power station to the people in Delhi today. The 400 kV sub-station of POWERGRID at Rajghat, 220k V substation at Preet Vihar of Delhi Transco Limited and Harsh Vihar substation of Delhi Transco Limited will significantly improve power availability in Delhi. 


The Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information & Broadcasting, Shri Arun Jaitley addressing at the dedication ceremony of the 400KV Substation to the Nation, at Harsh Vihar, in Delhi on December 26, 2014. The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy, Shri Piyush Goyal, Shri Manoj Tiwari, Member of Parliament and other dignitaries are also seen. 

The function was presided over by Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State(IC) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy. Shri Maheish Girri and Shri Vijay Goel, both Members of Parliament were present at Rajghat & Preet Vihar while Shri Manoj Kumar Tiwari, Member of Parliament was present at Harsh Vihar. Senior officials of Ministry of Power, Delhi Power Department and CMD POWERGRID were also present at the foundation laying ceremony. 

The Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information & Broadcasting, Shri Arun Jaitley unveiling the plaque to dedicate the 400KV Substation to the Nation, at Harsh Vihar, in Delhi on December 26, 2014. Shri Manoj Tiwari, Member of Parliament and other dignitaries are also seen.

On these occasions, Shri Arun Jaitley appreciated the efforts of Ministry of Power for establishment of these 3 sub-stations for Delhi with the help of POWERGRID which will prove to be a milestone in strengthening of Delhi power scenario and provide 24x7 power supply to its residents

The Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information & Broadcasting, Shri Arun Jaitley addressing at the foundation stone laying ceremony for 220KV Substation, at Preet Vihar, in Delhi on December 26, 2014.

Presiding over the functions, Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State(IC) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy said that various projects are being implemented by the Government for strengthening the power system in Delhi. After implementation of these schemes Delhi residents will no longer need to depend on their diesel generators and invertors for power supply. He announced that Five Lac LED lights will be installed in Delhi with an approximate cost of Rs.500 Crores. These schemes will also help Delhi in reducing the overall power consumption. He also added that in the coming time Delhi consumers will be able to select their power service provider as per their suitability in terms of services. 

The Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information & Broadcasting, Shri Arun Jaitley unveiling the plaque to lay foundation stone for 220KV Substation, at Preet Vihar, in Delhi on December 26, 2014.

These substations will be built with state-of the-art technology and will cater to the power demand especially to Central, East and North Delhi. 

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy, Shri Piyush Goyal addressing at the foundation stone laying ceremony for 400KV Substations at Rajghat Power House, in Delhi on December 26, 2014. The Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information & Broadcasting, Shri Arun Jaitley and other dignitaries are also seen. 

Considering the importance of reliable power supply to Delhi, Ministry of Power took the initiative to mitigate the problems in transmission & distribution of electricity it was emphasized that a very strong Inter State Transmission System alongwith 400/220KV Grid Sub-stations in and around Delhi are required to be established to ensure secured transmission network with adequate transformation capacity

The Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information & Broadcasting, Shri Arun Jaitley addressing at the foundation stone laying ceremony for 400KV Substations at Rajghat Power House, in Delhi on December 26, 2014. The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy, Shri Piyush Goyal and other dignitaries are also seen. 

In order to facilitate handling of increasing quantum of power with reliability, four nos. of 400/220kV substations along with associated 400kV transmission network under ISTS are being implemented within the periphery of Delhi to import power from various sources outside Delhi. These ISTS (Inter State Transmission System) 400/220 kV substations are planned to be established at Rajghat, Tughlakabad, Karampura and Papankalan by POWERGRID. 

The Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information & Broadcasting, Shri Arun Jaitley unveiling the plaque to lay the foundation stone for 400KV Substations at Rajghat Power House, in Delhi on December 26, 2014. The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy, Shri Piyush Goyal and other dignitaries are also seen. 

Presently many 220 kV s/s of Delhi are being fed from single source, implementation of above scheme shall provide alternate source, which shall improve reliability of power supply. Thus, with the creation of the above four 400kV S/s planned for commissioning by 2016-17, there would be strong infeed around Delhi which can take care and reliably meet the load demand of Delhi. 

Besides above, development of intra – state network in Delhi has also been planned and taken up for implementation by DTL for absorption of power in reliable manner. The intra state system planned include 220/ 33 kV GIS s/s at Preet Vihar, Papankalan III, Rajghat , Tughlakabad and Karampura besides reconductoring of existing lines and establishment of new lines by Delhi Transco Limited. 

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Tourism and Culture Minister launches e-ticketing for Taj Mahal &Humayun’s Tomb& 24x7 Incredible India Tourist Helpline 

E-visas an historic step, 16000 ETA enabled Tourist Visas on Arrival issued : Dr Mahesh Sharma 

The Union Minister of State of Culture (Independent Charge), Tourism (Independent Charge) and Civil Aviation, Dr. Mahesh Sharma, in a major step at tourist facilitation, today launched E-Ticketing at the Taj Mahal in Agra and Humayun’s Tomb in New Delhi. Similarly, in a path breaking initiative, he also launched a 24x7 Incredible India Tourist Helpline along with Special Welcome Cards for foreign tourists arriving at 9 International Airports. At a function held in New Delhi today, Dr. Sharma also inaugurated the Incredible India Calendar 2015 amongst several other initiatives as a part of Good Governance Daycelebrations. 

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Sharma said that the new initiatives taken today have started the process of re-launching tourism and taking India’s rich cultural heritage to all corners of the world. The Minister said that during the period January- November, 2014 India received a total of 6.8 lakh visitors which is the highest number of visitors received till November in any year during the last decade, also showing a commendable increase of 7.1 percent over the previous year. Similarly, during the January to November period of 2014, the foreign exchange earnings from tourism crossed the mark of 1 lakh crore rupees with a growth of 12.1 percent over the foreign exchange earnings of the same period last year. 

The Minister said that 2014 will remain a historic year for tourism industry since the Government implemented the first phase of Tourist Visas on Arrival (TVOAs) enabled by Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA). As a result of this, nearly 16,000 visas were processed since its launch on 27th November, 2014. The Government will develop 5 Tourist circuits around specific themes i.e., Ganga circuit, Krishna circuit, Buddha circuit, North East circuit and Kerala circuit under the Rs 500 cr allocation in the Budget this year, he added. Highlighting the importance of spiritualism related tourism, the Minister said that the government has formulated two new schemes PRASAD and HRIDAY for pilgrimage rejuvenation and spiritual augmentation as well as heritage city development. He once again emphasized that there will be no compromise on security, cleanliness and hospitality in the areas of tourism and culture. It is the vision of the Government to combat terrorism by Tourism, he added. 

The other major initiatives which were launched by the Minister today include Swachh Bharat Swacch Smarak E-Poster, booklet on ‘’Badhte Kadam’’-Hunar Se RozgarTak, Swachh Bharat Swachh Pakwan (HunarZayka), Mega Project Destination Development of Gwalior, Braille Book on Delhi Monuments and Adarsh Smarakin which 25 monuments will be developed as model monuments . 

Secretary Culture Mr. Ravindra Singh, Secretary Tourism Dr. LalitPanwar, DG ASI Mr. Rakesh Tiwari and ADG Tourism Mrs. Usha Sharma were among those present at today’s function. 
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