Pesu seeks new supply division

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By ANAND RAJ
  • Published 11.10.14
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Patna Electric Supply Undertaking (Pesu) has sent a proposal to South Bihar Power Distribution Company Ltd to create a new supply division and enhance the existing network.

At present, Pesu has 11 supply divisions in its jurisdiction dealing with around 4.35 lakh consumers in the city. The undertaking also manages maintenance of the supply network. Pesu’s east and west circles have six and five divisions, respectively. According to sources, soon Pesu west would have six divisions after the Danapur division is divided.

The decision to carve out a new division from Danapur has been taken in view of the fact that it is one of the largest divisions under Pesu.

On Friday, a formal notification was issued by the power company of the split in the Kankerbagh division into two parts — Kankerbagh I and II — for smooth management of electricity supply.

“We have sent a proposal to the power distribution company to divide Danapur division to ensure better maintenance of supply system, besides providing better service to consumers,” Pesu general manager Rajiv Amit said.

On when the new division would be created, Amit said a proposal had been sent to South Bihar Power Distribution Company Ltd (SBPDCL) and work would start once Pesu gets the nod.

Replying to a query as to why there was a need to divide the division, Pesu (west) circle superintending engineer Dilip Kumar Singh said the Danapur division (under west circle), has around 77,000 consumers making it difficult to carry out maintenance, rectification, attending fuse-off calls, besides swift grievance redresal based on complaints.

After the division, consumers would get better services, Amit said, adding that there would be more officials, employees and technicians to cater to consumers of the new division. “Consumers would not have to walk far to visit offices of the power company. Their complaints would be redressed swiftly owing to the reduction in the number of consumers. There could be around 20,000 to 25,000 consumers in the proposed division.”

On the reason behind the growth in the number of consumers in Danapur and Kankerbagh divisions, Amit said: “Since a lot of construction activities for residential flats, offices, showrooms and others are going on in both divisions, there is plenty of vacant land available in those areas. This is the reason why both divisions have reported rapid growth in the number of power users.”

Areas like Sampatchak, Paharipar, Bairiya and others in Kankerbagh, while Saguna Mor, Rupaspur, Gola Road and other areas in Danapur have witnessed a huge growth in construction activities.

The new division, which would be carved out of Danapur, would be 12th division of Pesu.