Avoid load shedding, help students study: Pratap Simha

MP Dhruvanarayan who chaired a meeting of CESC engineers with MP Pratap Simha urged for round-the-clock power supply


DC’s Office: Broadband connection in rural areas which was extended under Digital India initiative introduced by the centre has failed to benefit the people. Most of the broadband connection in BSNL kiosks in rural areas that aimed to provide internet facilities with low cost has failed to fulfill its objectives as the power supply corporation stopped providing electricity due to non payment.

Discussing with Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation engineers and BSNL officers at District Electricity Committee meeting chaired by Chamarajanagar MP Dhruvanarayan and Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha at Deputy Commissioner’s office on Thursday, one of the BSNL officers raised the issue saying that due to lack of power supply to BSNL kiosk, the broadband service has been discontinued.

Responding to the issue, CESC engineers said that due to non payment and delay in power line installation this situation has arisen. It would be resolved once the project was allotted to new contractors after tenders are called afresh.

MP Dhruvanarayan urged the CESC to provide round-the-clock power supply as it affected drinking water supply in both the rural and urban areas. MP Pratap Simha instructed the engineers to take alternative measures to avoid load shedding as it directly impacts the education of the students especially during examination.

Giving the clarification, the CESC engineers said that the authority would take all measures and handle the situation by engaging in an hour of load shedding per day in the city.

As per assurance given during the meeting, a Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Program (RAPDRP) will be completed in Mysuru city limits by the end of September. With non-completion of the project, under complete turnkey by Hyderabad-based electrical company Chadal Vada Infrotech Pvt Ltd, fresh tenders have been given to Asian Pyab Tech, Bengaluru. The project has been completed in Hunsuru, Nanjangud and K R Nagar.

Under Rajiv Gandhi Rural Electrification Scheme – 2012, at the cost of 18.84 crores, the works have been conducted in 201 villages and 1349 beneficiaries who belong to below poverty line have been provided with power supply. The works in the remaining 657 villages will be conducted soon which benefits 6,000 odd beneficiaries.

As many as 480 tribal hamlets will be provided with power supply and 149 street lights will be installed at HD Kote and Periyapatna at the cost of Rs 6.16 crores under DDG scheme, and tenders have been invited for the same.

Under IPDS, powers line will be strengthened, and high storage power units will be upgraded. To measure the power loss, advanced measurement scale will be installed. And latest technologies will be used to monitor power supply. Even under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyothi Yojan, power will be supplied to residents in remote areas. Also power line will be bifurcated for agricultural and non agricultural sectors at the cost of Rs 59.92 crores. Detailed project report will be submitted soon.

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