Patna, May 4 (UNI) Power Grid Corporation of India Limited(PGCIL) is likely to take up the task of laying underground cables here.
Bihar State Electricity Board Chairman M M Singh said today that the modalities of the project had already been discussed with the officials of PGCIL. The total cost of the project was estimated at Rs 1600 crores. The laying of underground cables would immensly improve the power scenario as chances of power theft would almost be zero after completion of the work.
A detailed proposal would be submitted to the state government for clearance. The total cost of the project would be incurred by the state government, Mr Singh added.
Meanwhile, according to a report, much publicised rural electrification work undertaken by the PGCIL in Muzaffarpur district was tardy. Out of a total of 2378 villages, only 250 had been electrified so far. The corporation had been entrusted with the task of rural electrification work in 32 districts of Bihar.
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