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Rs 48 cr Sub station for 24x7 power supply to Karaikal

Press Trust of India  |  Karaikal 

With a view to provide 24x7 power supply in Karaikal region, an automatic power sub-station would be set up here at a cost of Rs 48 crore, Electricity Minister R Kamalakannan said today.

The sub-station would be setup at Pillaiteruvasal area and the Union Territory had already deposited Rs 30 crore with the of to execute the work, he told reporters here.

Karaikal is an enclave of the union territory of

The 230/110 KVA sub-station will directly get power from Corporation and erection works would be completed before the end of 2018, he said.

"At present Karaikal region requires 65 MW.The Power Corporation Limited supplies 30 MW and the remaining 35 MW is being obtained from grid. The new sub-station will ensure 24X7 power supply to Karaikal region," he said

The Minister said this move would give a fillip to the industrialisation efforts in Karaikal district.

He said the Electricity department was setting up underground cable feeders at Karaikal to ensure uninterrupted power supply even during heavy rains and floods.

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First Published: Sat, May 20 2017. 18:07 IST