APTransco Joint Managing Director Dinesh Paruchuri has said that the power supply infrastructure in the capital region is being augmented at a cost of approximately Rs. 16,340 crore over the next few years with priority to underground cabling, which has already taken off in Visakhapatnam.
The APTransco and Southern Power Distribution Company Limited (SPDCL) have come up with joint estimates of the mega project, which will have the State’s public sector utilities and experts from Singapore working together, he stated.
Addressing a workshop on power infrastructure at Vidyut Soudha here on Thursday, Mr. Paruchuri said three 400 KV, 17 220 KV and 165 33 KV substations were being set up in the capital region to meet the growing requirement for power.
Re-routing of the transmission lines would be taken up wherever necessary in consultation with the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) and Amaravati Development Corporation (ADC).
Centre for Livable Cities (CLC) Senior Assistant Director Lin Yusen said the CLC would extend its cooperation to the Andhra Pradesh Government in building robust power infrastructure in Amaravati in such a manner that it could withstand the vagaries of nature.