Yelahanka's power woes may end as KPTCL upgrades supply

Yelahanka's power woes may end as KPTCL upgrades supply

Yelahanka's power woes may end as KPTCL upgrades supply

The residents of areas in and around Yelahanka, who have been bearing the brunt of unscheduled power cuts due to transmission constraints, can heave a sigh of relief now.

The power situation is expected to ease after Saturday’s commissioning of the upgraded 66-KV covered conductor cable (CCC) lines by the Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited (KPTCL).

Inaugurating the project, Energy Minister D K Shivakumar said that the construction of the 220-66 kv MCMV (multi-circuit, multi-voltage) line from the eight-pole structure at Chikkabettahalli to Yelahanka in the existing (66 KV DG-3 and 4) line corridor for a length of 6 km with 66-kv evacuation lines will reduce energy loss at Rs 5.35 per unit. This will amount to annual savings of Rs 16.41 crore,” he said.

The KPTCL spent Rs 33.5 crore to construct the 220-kv station with two transformers and Rs 31 crore to construct the 220-66 kv MCMV line. This will provide reliable power supply to the existing 66 kv stations at Attur, Sahakaranagar, Yelahanka, KHB Colony, Rajanukunte, besides EHT consumers, Rail Wheel Factory and Federal Moghul, the minister said.

Apart from meeting the fast-growing demand from Yelahanka and DB Pura Road, this project will prevent load-shedding in the 13 sub-stations, following the commissioning of the 220/66/11kv Yelahanka (Puttenahalli) station, he said.

The minister said that KPTCL will use covered conductor for other works wherever possible, which requires continuos line clearance without interruption in power supply.

This has been planned in 125 sub-stations and will be taken up in another 77 sub-stations with a budget of Rs 1,080 crores in future, he said.