Underground cables around palace area soon

Major changes

As a step in this direction it is raising a loan of Rs 98 crore which is being sanctioned by the Cesc board. This loan is being raised to strengthen the distribution system.

Cesc managing director P Bore Gowda told Deccan Herald that the distribution lines are being strengthened to bring down the failure rate of transformers. Once this is done, it will strengthen the grid and improve the voltage level and interruption rate will come down.

With the money that comes in, Cesc has a plan to replace the overhead cables in the radius of a kilometer in and around the palace, and in the whole area the cables will run underground.

This will include KT Street and other deeply populated areas, which has wires hanging around precariously, said Gowda.

Designed poles

Even the street lights will be replaced and aesthetically designed poles will be erected to match the heritage status of the city. It is only Devaraj Urs Road which is free of overhead cables and it is the plan of Cesc to slowly convert the overhead cables to underground ones on many roads, he said.

Suspension

Asked about the suspension of nine staff members in Cesc for misappropriation of Rs 81 lakh, Gowda said, this was a warning to other staff to say that the administration will not tolerate the employees who indulge in such acts.

“There has been a software development of transformers failure management system to track the history of the transformers.

We have implemented this software. Unfortunately the system does not want this transparency and they stopped using the software and reverted to the manual system so that they can manipulate,” revealed Gowda.

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