Dhaka Power Distribution Company Ltd (DPDC) has finally completed its design and plan to implement its proposed underground cabling project to make the city free from overhead power cables.
Under the project, 190 kms of overhead electricity cables, an eyesore in the city, will be taken underground, DPDC officials said.
Of these, about 115 kms are of 11 kV overhead lines, and 75 kms are 0.4 kV lines, they said adding that all kinds of overhead electric cables will go underground and no cable will remain visible in a particular part of Dhanmondi area that includes Satmasjid Road, Mirpur Road, City College and Greenherald School area.
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“Now, we’re hopeful of starting ground breaking the project by September-October this year,” Managing Director of the DPDC Bikash Dewan told UNB.
“Already, some of the equipment reached the country and some are on the way,” he said adding that pole-mounted transformers will be replaced with box-type transformers under the project under the project.