Mangalore, Jan 26: In spite of never ending political dilemma that is being observed in state, energy minister Shobha Karandlaje was cheer during her visit to city to inaugurate two 33/11-kV sub-stations of Mescom at Kudroli and Nandigudda respectively on Wednesday January 26. She said storage of water in the reservoirs is more than enough to produce 45 million unit electricity till this May.
After inaugurating the substations at Kudroli, stage ceremony was held at Hotel Woodlands Hall at 4 pm. In her address she said that Mangalore city is in need of seven sub-stations, while six have been already availed, the pending project at Attavar will be completed within two months. She said these projects have been designed considering the good number developmental projects and industries that are coming up in the district. Karandlaje said BJP government always stood up with its promise given.
Mentioning about the coal based power station at Udupi she said that the state government has not got clearance from the ministry of environment and forest. Hence after getting the clearance from the central government, action will be taken to generate 400 m.v electricity. She confirmed and added that second unit of UPCL will be functioning by this May last week.
Speaking about the KV stations which are in the construction process at Jeppu and Bejai, she said that the latest technology will be executed to install KV stations from single poles. The chief minister has launched four brand new energy centres after coming to power.
District-in-charge Minister Krishna J. Palemar, the chief guest at the programme said that the power supply is improved after Shobha Karandlaje became the power minister. N. Yogesh Bhat, the deputy speaker presided over the programme. Chairman of the Coastal Development Authority N. Nagaraj Shetty, Mayor Rajani Dugganna, MLA UT Khader, Deputy Mayor Rajendra Kumar and MLC Capt. Ganesh Karnik among others were present.
The minister will also lay the foundation stone for the 33/11-kV sub-station at Savanoor in Puttur taluk on Thursday January 27.
Minister says use CFL bulbs:
In her address Minister Shobha Karandlaje also requested everyone to use only CFL bulbs which will not only save electricity but also protect environment. She also assured students of no power cut problems during their exam times.
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