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Kankerbagh power boost

The South Bihar Power Distribution Company Ltd has given nod to a Patna Electric Supply Undertaking (Pesu) proposal to augment the capacity of seven feeders that supply power to Kankerbagh.

Kankerbagh area, considered one of the largest colonies in the country, is witnessing load shedding, voltage fluctuation and low voltage because of overloaded feeders. This leads to frequent load shedding, from evening till midnight. And when the power returns, the voltage is not enough. But the problem should soon become a thing of the past as Pesu has come up with a plan to overcome the problem.

Distribution company sources say there are seven 11KV feeders that need capacity augmentation, as they are not able to bear the load and trip often. These seven feeders are at Patrakar Nagar, Jaiprakash Nagar, Pahari, Mahatma Gandhi Nagar, TV Tower, Karbighaiya West and R Path. These feeders are of 5MVA capacity and would be enhanced to 10MVA to shoulder the load in summer when demand for power rises. These 11KV feeders are connected with power sub-stations of Kankerbagh, Bahadurpur, Karbighaiya and Pahari.

Sources said around 3 lakh people would benefit from the capacity augmentation work.

Sources said there would be fewer power cuts and load shedding, especially from 6pm to 10pm. Capacity augmentation would enable the system to take more load during summer besides sorting out low voltage or voltage fluctuation problems. Under the centrally sponsored scheme, Rs 1,155.21 crore would be spent in three years to strengthen power distribution network in 64 towns and cities, including Patna.

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