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Delhi government orders Discoms to convert 2,264 km of bare 11 kV electrical wires to insulated wires

By on November 6, 2021 0

The Delhi government on Saturday ordered the Energy Ministry to convert bare 11kV electrical wires to insulated wires. The decision was made after the cabinet approved the “Policy for Converting 11kV Bare Conductors to Insulated Conductors”.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said bare electric wires spoil Delhi’s beauty and pose a threat to life and property.

“As a responsible and responsive government, it is our duty to provide security as well as facilities to the people of Delhi at all levels. In view of this, this policy has been put in place so that the people of Delhi can be saved from the potential danger to life and property posed by naked drivers, ”he said.

According to a statement from the office of the chief minister, 2,264 km of bare conductor network spread across Delhi will be converted to an isolated network by TPDDL, BYPL and BRPL as part of the policy.

Kejriwal said the Delhi government is also working on burying electrical wires hanging in the streets.

According to the statement, the Department of Electricity currently has a policy on relocating life-threatening HV (11KV, 33KV and 66KV) and LT (400V) power transmission lines.

“This was approved by the Delhi Cabinet in August 2018. In line with the HV and LV line relocation policy approved by the Delhi Cabinet, the Department of Electricity has prepared a draft conductor conversion policy. bare 11 kV in insulated conductors ”It said.

Of the 2,264 km of wire, TPDDL will convert 1,270 km, BYPL will convert 29 km and BRPL will convert 965 km from bare conductor network to isolated network.

The finance department donated 25 crore rupees to the electricity department in the 2021-22 fiscal year for the project under the “Jagmagati Delhi” program.

The conversion will be undertaken in areas including unauthorized regularized settlements, urbanized villages and resettlement settlements or settlements established under a 20 point program in rural areas; or rural areas such as Lal Dora and Lal Dora extended.

“Unauthorized settlements with the name and registration number and Khasra number of the respective village or revenue zone through which the bare 11 kV conductor passes have also been included,” the statement added.