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For this, the SE office has entrusted the responsibility to Delhi based firm M/s Manu Electricals through tender. The technical team of the firm has started the survey work.
The network of electric poles and wires from Asuran Chowk to Khazanchi intersection in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh will be completely over very soon. Underground cable will be installed at Rs 11.86 crore by removing HT and Alt line wires from the road. For this, the SE office has entrusted the responsibility to Delhi based firm M/s Manu Electricals through tender. The technical team of the firm has started the survey work. After completion of this work, the firm will start the work of laying underground cables. However, the work of construction of cable trench on the side of the road is half-completed. The Electricity Corporation has written a letter to PWD asking it to complete the work of the trench.
The road has been widened
In fact, the road leading from Asuran Chowk to Medical College has been widened by the Public Works Department. Due to the widening of the road, many HT and LT line poles have come on the road. This has increased the chances of accidents as well as traffic jams on a daily basis. In view of this, the PWD allocated Rs 14 crore to the Electricity Corporation during the Corona transition period.
On the directions of the higher officials, the then XEN, after surveying the power distribution network from Asuran to Khajanchi Chowk, made a proposal to install underground cables and sent it to the SE office. Urban Distribution Division Superintending Engineer Office invited online tender in the month of August.
Manu Electricals got the responsibility
In this, the Delhi-based firm M/s Manu Electricals got the responsibility of laying underground cables. SE has also issued LOI in favor of the firm. The firm has also started the service work in Asuran Chowk area. During the widening of the road, the construction of the cable trench was completed only half-heartedly. After the request of the Electricity Corporation, the LNV has also started the exercise of completing the half-finished construction of the cable trench. Urban Distribution Board’s Superintending Engineer E. UC Verma informed that the overhead power distribution network will be shifted from Asuran Chowk to Khajanchi intersection and underground cable will be installed in its place. Tender process has also been filed for this. The team of the firm has also started the survey work.