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Electric firm to lay safer power lines

india Updated: Aug 02, 2010 00:16 IST
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The state-run distribution company Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) has decided to place low-voltage distribution system (LVDS) to ensure public safety and minimise line losses.

Under the new system, bare conductors of low-tension lines in streets will be replaced with armoured cables.

DHBVN officials claimed that the line losses in the city came down to 16.5 per cent, thanks to the drive against power thefts.

Besides line losses, safety of the people living around the feeders and transformers was also a reason for deciding on introduction of LVDS, said DHBVN managing director Sudhir Rajpal.

“Under the LVDS scheme, bare conductors installed on low-tension lines in streets will be replaced with the safer aerial bunched cables (also called armoured cables). These insulated cables are safe in densely populated areas and narrow streets, as accident will not take place even if the cables are touched,” he said.

According to Rajpal, efforts were being made to ensure that the number of low-tension lines were reduced and length of high-tension lines were increased so that technical line losses would decrease further. It will also prevent power pilferage. He said that LVDS could be put in place in parts, too, if complete transfer is not possible.

Rajpal said he has asked its officials to launch a one-month crash course for maintenance of distribution system, by giving priority to low-tension lines that have high frequency of breakdowns and high rate of line losses.