Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy praised the State’s power transmission and distribution system as one among the best in the country, and urged the authorities to rule out low voltage and supply hitches by constructing more substations.

He was speaking after laying foundation for three 33/11 KV substations of Central Power Distribution Company, as part of his city tour on Thursday.

“Our power supply system stands out among those of the other States, by successfully reducing the transmission losses and supplying quality power to the consumers. Works worth Rs.1500 crore have been initiated in the past two days towards fortifying the power supply network,” he said to a big round of applause from the department officials and party cadre.

Touching upon various public works in the city, he said development of infrastructure assumed significant place in his agenda.

He was accompanied by Ministers Sabita Indra Reddy, Mukesh Goud, Anam Rama Narayan Reddy, MP Anjan Kumar Yadav and legislator Virasat Rasool Khan.

The three substations to be constructed at Chintal Basthi, Errum Manzil and at Begumpet will help by reducing loads on the existing substations and improving power supply to areas such as Khairatabad, Anand Nagar, Saifabad, Banjara Hills, Somajiguda, Punjagutta, Begumpet and Prakash Nagar.

Earlier in the day, the CM also laid foundation for the upgrading of the 132/33 KV conventional substation at Imlibun.