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KSEB bid to improve distribution system

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Kochi , Nov. 25

IN a bid to improve the efficiency of power distribution system across the State, the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has initiated steps to minimise the power loss as well as to strengthen the existing lines.

The third phase of the Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (APDRP) being implemented by KSEB with Central aid is being extended to 26 towns across the State. The Union Minister for Power, Mr P.M. Sayeed, will inaugurate the town scheme of the APDRP at Thripunithura near here on Friday.

The town scheme of the APDRP will be implemented at a cost of Rs124 crore. In Thripunithura circle alone, Rs 4 crore will be disbursed to improve the system. Apart from renovating and standardising the existing lines, additional transformers and high-tension lines will be erected.

To improve the power transmission system, a 60 km length of 11 KV line will be drawn in the circle and also 30 new transformers will be set up. This will increase the total length of the high-tension line in Thripunithura to 105 km. The KSEB officials said that the scheme would reduce the energy loss by five per cent, besides increasing revenue of the KSEB.

Perumbavoor, Angamaly, Muvattupuzha, Kothamangalam, Aluva, Kalamassery and North Paravur will also be covered in the scheme in Ernakulam district. The other towns being covered in the APDRP are Neyyattinkara, Nedumangad, Punalur, Kottayam, Thodupuzha, Chengannur, Chertala, Chalakudy, Irinjalakuda, Kodungallur, Thrissur, Kunnamkulam, Guruvayur, Chavakkad, Palakkad, Shoranur, Ottappalam and Payyannur.

The towns of Thiruvananthapuram, Kohikode, Kochi, Alappuzha, Kasargod, Pathanamthitta and Manjeri were already covered in the earlier phases of the project.

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