Visakhapatnam, January 24, 2007Estimated cost is around Rs. 140 crore
The Andhra Pradesh Eastern Power Distribution Co.Ltd. (APEPDCL) is setting up 100 new sub stations and installing new transformers in East Godavari, West Godavari, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam and Srikakulam districts at a cost of Rs. 140 crore. The sub stations will be completed by the end of 2007-08 and the objective is to strengthen the basic infrastructure, which will help in tackling voltage fluctuations in preventing transmission losses as well pilferage.
The director (Projects) C. Sudhakara Reddy said on Wednesday that APEPDCL has roped in the Japan Bank for International Cooperation to fund the project. There will be 40 new sub stations in West Godavari, 25 in East Godavari, 20 in Visakhapatnam and 12 each in Vizianagaram and Srikakulam.
He said that the new transformers would improve quality of power supply, particularly in farm sector. The capacity of the existing transformers is being enhanced from 3.15 mva to 5mva. Each 100 KV transformer will cater to 50 agricultural connections are now being replaced with small capacity distribution transformers, each of which will cater to two or three connections. He added that under Indira Gandhi Grameena Yojana, Rs. 250 crore is being spent on various works at the rate of Rs. 50 crore in each district under the purview of APEPDCL.
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