An impressive yet simple ground breaking ceremony of DHA own grid station was held in DHA Phase-12 (EME) Lahore. Administrator DHA Lahore Brig. Muhammad Sajid Khokhar graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Mr. Mujahid Pervaiz Chattha Chief Executive LESCO, MD Netracon Technologies Syed Asghar Ali Sherazi and senior officers of DHA Lahore attended the ceremony.
The imposing ceremony commenced with the recitation of the Holy Quran followed by a welcome address by Col Tahir Hussain DHA Project Director Phase-12.
In his speech, Administrator DHA Lahore Brig Sajid Khokhar, said that ‘DHA Lahore has expanded from 34000 kanals to 300 thousand kanals and this has increased the demand for the continuous and uninterruptible power supply. DHA has proposed 21 Grid stations including 1 of 220 KV. 4 grid stations are already under approval. 6 grid stations are under construction and 1 grid stations is already energized. While emphasizing he said, that today we are going to start construction of 132KV GIS Grid Station in Phase-12 (EME) with the approval/permission of LESCO, and distribution license obtained from NEPRA. Its design was approved by Design NTDC. A NOC was already obtained from EPA Govt. of Punjab. DHA has adopted the latest grid station technology on GIS instead of AIS, thus providing maximum human safety.
This project facilitates DHA Phase-12 residents and provides them with uninterrupted and stable power supply as well as to strengthen LESCO to face the difficulties and lessen its burden for the energy shortage. It is the new feather in the cap of DHA Lahore; he further added.
This 132KV GIS grid station consists of 11 kanals of land and the construction of grid station is 100% cost basis by DHA. The estimated cost of the grid station is approx. Rs.345M. The project will be completed by July 2019. After the completion and energization of grid station, it will be handed over to LESCO for its operation and maintenance. Well known and PEC approved companies; Netracon Technologies and Powercom are engaged as contractors and consultants; respectively.