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High Tension Lines to be Replaced with Underground Cables in Hyderabad

As part of the initiative, high-tension lines along LB Nagar to Miyapur would be upgraded with 33 kV underground cables, which would provide an uninterrupted power supply and clear all-electric lines on the 30-km stretch.

September 6, 2021

Underground Cables
Representational image: High Tension Lines

The Telangana State Southern Power Distribution Company Limited (TSSPDCL) is planning to replace high-tension lines with underground (UG) cables in a phased manner to overcome disruptions in power distribution and withstand any kind of weather conditions.

This year, the Centre approved a recharge plan of INR 3 lakh crore to power DISCOMs in the country to boost up smart meters, feeders, low-tension overhead lines and other infrastructure. For this, the TSSPDCL is preparing a DPR for UG cables, air-bunch cables and other facilities and will submit it to the Centre before October 31.

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As reported in a leading daily — so far, 33 kV UG cables have been upgraded for a length of 1,188 km in the city. Out of this, UG cables for 700 km were laid at a cost of INR 228 crore after the formation of the State.

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Apart from the 33 kV UG cabling, the TSSPDCL has also provided 11 kV UG cables for 866 km in the GHMC limits. Since 2014, 11 kV UG cables were upgraded for 281 km at a cost of INR 66 crore, while works to lay UG cables is in progress for 23 km in the city.