UPPCL to re­place old power lines with aerial bunch con­duc­tors

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Lucknow -

LUCKNOW:The worn-out 11 kv and low ten­sion elec­tric­ity lines pass­ing over the houses owned by the peo­ple be­long­ing to the be­low poverty line (BPL) fam­i­lies will be re­placed with aerial bunch con­duc­tors (ABCs) in vil­lages by the UP Power Cor­po­ra­tion Ltd (UPPCL).

Giv­ing this in­for­ma­tion here on Fri­day, prin­ci­pal sec­re­tary, en­ergy and UPPCL, chair­man, Alok Ku­mar said the cor­po­ra­tion was re­ceiv­ing a lot of com­plaints that the power lines pass­ing over the ru­ral house­holds were caus­ing a lot of in­con­ve­nience to the in­hab­i­tants as well as caus­ing ac­ci­dents. Hence, the UPPCL has al­ready be­gun re­plac­ing all the over­head power lines with the ABCs in a bid to check vil­lagers from us­ing ‘katiyas’. “We have, there­fore, de­cided to re­place all such lines and wires with the ABCs us­ing the money from the dis­trict elec­tric­ity de­vel­op­ment fund avail­able in all the dis­tricts,” he said, adding “How­ever, this fa­cil­ity will not be avail­able for plots and un­in­hab­ited places.” Ku­mar said lack of money was a ma­jor con­straint for car­ry­ing out def­er­ent works in vil­lages.

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