M P Birla firm bags Rs 388 crore Haridwar cable contract
Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited ...
Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL), the sole state-run electricity distribution company, has awarded a Rs 388 crore contract for underground cabling at Haridwar to Vindhya Telelinks Ltd, an M. P. Birla group company. With this, Haridwar is all set to become Uttarakhand’s first city where power lines will go underground by 2021. “After finalising the tendering process, we have awarded the contract for underground cabling at Haridwar to Vindhya Telelinks Ltd,” said Mr B C K Mishra, UPCL Managing Director.
Mr Mishra said the work on the project under the central government-sponsored Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) will begin after May 23 when the election process in the country will be completed. “We are hopeful that the project will be completed before the commencement of the Kumbh Mela in 2021,” said Mr Mishra.