Goa government plans to upgrade to electricity transmission and distribution network by spending Rs 1000Cr

The Goa government has chosen to improve the electricity transmission and distribution network over the coastal state at a price of Rs 1,000 crore, a senior official said on Monday.

Administrative permission has been given for the works and the tendering method will begin when the model code of conduct imposed for the Lok Sabha elections is eliminated, the official from the power department told PTI.

He said, “The work for transforming, upgrading and strengthening the power infrastructure, costing around Rs 1,000 crore, will be completed within two years,” he said.

“The aim is to bring down the power transmission and distribution losses from the current 18% to about 5-7%.”

The power department has planned a detailed design for improving the infrastructure and the administrative permission for it has been received, the official said.

“The upgradation work will include replacement of old power conductors, transformers, and laying new underground and overhead cables and poles. We want to ensure that people of Goa get an uninterrupted power supply,” he said.

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