Mangalore, January 26, DHNS: The State government is committed to provide three phase power supply in rural areas for six hours a day on shift basis during summer, said Energy Minister Shobha Karandlaje.
Speaking after inaugurating 33/11 kv Kudroli and Nandigudda sub stations here on Wednesday, she said that three phase power supply would be from 6 am to noon and noon to 6 pm. During the same period, continuous three phase power would be supplied from 10 pm to 6 am for other users.
She said the sub-station at Attavar will be inaugurated within two months. With the setting up of sub stations, the voltage problem in Mangalore will be solved.
The 110 kv sub station at Jeppu will also start functioning at the earliest. Tender has been invited for laying underground cable for Bejai sub- station. As the Jeppu sub-station land is in dispute and is before the DC court, the work is getting delayed, she added.
She said that she will lay foundation stone for the 33/11 kv sub-station at Savanoor on Thursday. The sub-station will benefit atleast 18 villages and the work will be completed within eight months.
She called upon the public to use CFL and LED lamps to save energy. Use of CFL and LED lamps will save atleast 500 MW electricity in the State in a day.
District-in-Charge Minister Krishna Palemar said that the people of Dakshina Kannada district should get uninterrupted power supply as they are prompt in paying the bills. The Energy Minister should send a circular to all the ESCOMS to reduce the use of plastics, he added.
Earlier while welcoming the gathering, MESCOM Managing Director S Sumanth said the sub-stations at Kudroli and Nandigudda will help in supplying quality power to the citizens of Mangalore. Two power transformers with the capacity of 5 MVA has been installed at Kudroli sub station. One power transformer with the capacity of 5 MVA has been installed at Nandigudda. These sub-stations are connected via 33 kv underground cables.
The work on the two sub-stations were taken up at the cost of Rs 5.69 crore. To provide connectivity to Kankanady, Mannagudda, Maidan, Kadri, Kudroli, Nandigudda and Attavara sub stations, 33 kv underground cables are being laid for 32.5 km at the cost of Rs 21 crore.
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