KHARGONE: Adding another feather to its cap, the engineers of Madhya Pradesh Western Region Power Distribution Company after working tirelessly in the harsh terrain successfully installed an 18-kilometer-long power line in Khargone district.
In a press statement, the company stated that that it laid a special 18-km line between geographically inaccessible villages of Jhirnya development block in Khargone. The line will benefit more than 20,000 people from 35 villages of Titrania region who now will get smooth power supply. The power company has set up a 33/11 KV grid in Titrania.
West Discom managing director Amit Tomar Indore said that the line had to pass from forest areas so they have to first take permission from Union ministry.
“West Discom paid Rs 2.74 crore as compensation to the forest after which they got approval for installing the line,” he added.
After obtaining permission, the company undertook the task of installing line in difficult terrain. The task was carried out under supervision of five engineers including superintendent engineer DK Gathe, executive engineer Anoop Joshi and Khargone STC team in-charge SS Verma.
Three 11 KV feeders are now being connected from the Titrania grid. Tomar said that the grid will be inaugurated in the first week of March. Around Rs 3.1 crore has been spent on grid and line work.
Khargone collector Anugraha P inspected the grid on Friday and hailed the the power company officers and employees for the feat.