Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today approved a proposal for constructing 99 additional 33/11 KV sub-stations and 64 independent lines in the state with an outlay of Rs 1,796.73 crore.
The state government had earlier sanctioned 473 primary sub-stations (33/11 KV) and associated lines in Odisha with an approved outlay of Rs 3,843 crore. The construction work of the most of these projects has been completed, said an official.
There is a necessity to take up further system improvement work including upgradation of transformers, replacement of old/damaged conductors and strengthening of existing 11 KV and 33 KV lines to ensure quality and reliable power supply to the consumers.
Accordingly, the state government has formulated the Chief Minister’s Power Development Programme to address low voltage issues in rural areas. The state government has planned to spend Rs 1,284.49 crore under the initiative during 2023-24 and 2024-25 financial years, said the official.