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NDMC okays renewable power purchase to cover deficit

NEW DELHI: New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) on Wednesday approved a proposal for procuring renewable non-solar power through a government enterprise to meet the nearly 200 MW power deficit till March.

The contract may be extended later for a year to promote the use of green energy.

NDMC’s peak demand is around 400 MW. It wants to fulfil the 200 MW deficit through renewable sources. “The council approved the proposal for procurement of short-term, non-solar, renewable power from a government enterprise. The project will be extendable for a year on mutual consent,” NDMC vice-chairman Satish Upadhyay said.

The council also approved a proposal for augmenting the network for improving power supply to the Lodhi Colony area. “A proposal for strengthening and augmenting the high-tension and low-tension network in the Lodhi Colony area was approved. The CPWD flats in Lodhi Colony get power from NDMC. To cater to this load, it was felt that a new low-tension cable should be laid,” the official said.

NDMC will consult the Central Road Research Institute regarding relaying of 12 roads. These are the Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Road, Jantar Mantar Road, R K Ashram Marg (New), Raisina Road, Red Cross Road, Sansad Marg, Udyan Marg, Mahadev Road, Bangla Sahib Road, Bhai Veer Singh Marg, Mother Teresa Crescent Marg and the Old R K Ashram Marg.

The council also approved the new NDMC Smart City Limited work related to four projects of different departments.

It included the approval of a project for installing Availability Based Tariff (ABT) meters for Rs 11.8 crore, smart pedestrian light projects for Rs 28.6 crore, smart control LED lights replacement for Rs 42.5 crore and informative roadside panel project for Rs 10.38 crore.