Prayagraj: Due to the rise in cases of power theft in the city, the government has decided to revamp the power distribution lines. The electricity department has decided to lay the Low-tension (LT) line which is responsible for supplying electricity to every house, underground in the city.
The power department has already performed a survey to find the areas where the cases of power theft are at an all-time high. They will lay the LT line first in the areas will high number of power theft cases.
In the revamped scheme by the central government, the installation of aerial bunch conductors will take place to curb the theft of electricity even in villages with less than thousand residents.
Superintendent engineer Ashutosh Srivastav is currently the nodal officer responsible for revamping power distribution in the city. According to chief engineer Vinod Kumar (Prayagraj Division) of Purvanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited, a proposal will be drafted by the state power department and will be sent to the Center through the state government.
According to TOI, “All the attempts are being made to minimize the loss of poweer—12% in urban and 15% in rural areas—so that the consumers get uninterrupted power supply. For this, the entire set up, from the substation to wires, transformers etc., would be revamped so that there is a minimum flaw in the power line and the work would be completed within 2025”, said the chief engineer.
The power department may also start the installation of smart meters in urban homes of the city.
Source: Times of India