Mandya chosen for pilot project to save power

Rs 7 crore to be spent for RAPDRP

Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation (Cesc) is implementing the pilot project of Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (RAPDRP) in order to reduce transmission losses and to provide quality electricity in Mandya.

The project is being carried out at an expenditure of Rs 7 crore and would be implemented in two stages. In the first phase, Rs 2.31 crore would be spent on computerisation and is expected to be completed by the end of May, said Cesc superintending engineer Ashwath Reddy. 

The second phase would be taken up at a cost of Rs 4.69 crore in order to strengthen the tranmission network.

A team of three officials from Rajasthan, who have already implemented the project in their state, visited Mandya on Friday. 

The project is expected to be implemented in 100 urban areas of the state with a population of more than 30,000. Malavalli taluk is also included in the pilot phase of the project. Infosys would be providing the necessary software for the projects.

Information about the consumer, electricity usage, complaints would be stored and people can also send issues related to electricity through SMS. At present, changes have been made in the existing building with the help of Infosys.

Implementation of 17 modules would be taken up including adding of new contacts and GIS-based cluster indexing. 

Rajasthan superintending engineer D K Sharma said the project would help in providing better service to consumers. Cesc Mandya region executive engineer Durgappa was present.

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