Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has kickstarted a project to lay the power cables underground in the Kumbh area of Haridwar.
Speaking on the occasion, he said, “After Kashi, Haridwar will become the second city in India where the power lines will go underground.”
The Chief Minister laid the foundation stone for the project at a function held in the holy city of Haridwar. State Power Secretary Radhika Jha said the project will be implemented under the integrated power development scheme (IPDS) at a cost of Rs 388 crore.
According to Power Department officials, efforts will be made to complete the project before the commencement of the Kumbh Mela to be held in Haridwar in 2021.
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