August 20, Kathmandu. The energy distribution traces of Pokhara and Bharatpur will probably be underground. Nepal Electricity Authority has chosen a contractor firm for this. NEA has already signed a contract for underground energy distribution line in Kathmandu Valley in two phases and goes to signal a contract in Pokhara and Bharatpur in third part.
The duty of laying wires in Pokhara and Bharatpur will probably be given to Tata Projects Limited of India. NEA has knowledgeable that the corporate goes to get a contract price Rs 2.53 billion.
NEA will signal a purchase order settlement with Tata to finish the work inside two years. The firm has received the contract for the design, provide, connection and commissioning of an underground distribution line.
In Pokhara, preparations have been made to underground 48 circuit kilometers of 11 KV, 33 circuit kilometers of 400 volt and 55 kilometers of optical fiber.
In Bharatpur, 9 circuit kms of 33 kV, 75 circuit km of 11 kV, 70 circuit km of 400 kV and 28 km of optical fiber have been contracted.
NEA has launched ‘Light and City Cleanup Campaign’ to boost city magnificence. Ghising knowledgeable that the work of eradicating pointless pointless electrical poles and wires on the principle and auxiliary roads and undergrounding the wires can be taken ahead.
Ghising mentioned that within the first part, the intense and clear metropolis marketing campaign will probably be launched within the federal capital Kathmandu Valley, Bharatpur and vacationer Pokhara metropolis after which it will likely be expanded to the entire nation.
Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Pampha Bhusal by his motion plan had introduced to extend the capability of distribution traces and substations, enhance the standard of distribution system and broaden the work of underground distribution system in city areas.
Unnecessary pillars are now not getting used on the roads. We have began eradicating them. In the primary part, work is happening to underground the electrical cables in Maharajganj and Ratnapark areas of Kathmandu. The nation’s underground system will probably be safer than the present overhead distribution system and can assist in retaining the great thing about the wire mesh which is making the town unattractive.”
NEA is presently working within the space beneath Ratna Park and Maharajganj Distribution Center in Kathmandu to make the electrical energy distribution system of Kathmandu Valley underground. In the second part, the work of undergrounding the remaining locations of Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Pokhara and Bharatpur has been began.
Cable tv service suppliers will have the ability to present companies utilizing optical fiber as quickly as optical fiber is laid together with electrical energy cables, web, telecommunications.
use of recent know-how
NEA is tying up with the Roads Department for undergrounding the cables and restoring the broken roads. The NEA has mentioned that it’s going to attempt to do as little highway harm as potential whereas doing this. For this, for the primary time, the know-how of laying wire within the highway has been used, which has precipitated minimal harm.
The authority has acknowledged that ‘Horizontal Directional Drilling’ method has been adopted in order that most people doesn’t face a lot bother whereas digging the highway.
Using this method two holes are dug as much as a distance of 100 meters and a pipe is laid between them. In such a state of affairs, 2-2 size and width pits must be dug at a distance of not less than 100 meters within the wire laying roads. You must dig small holes to attract traces within the center. The machine pulls a pipe from an element at a distance of 200 m. The wire can be pulled into the pipe in the identical method.
A GPS X-ray exhibits whether or not there are water pipes, sewers, phone wires within the floor earlier than laying wires on the highway. And, the wire is laid in order that it’s not broken. Roads must be dug into curves and turns.
Under this undertaking, electrical poles will probably be eliminated by laying wires. Once this technique is linked, energy distribution is anticipated to be extra environment friendly and safer. Electricity, tv, phone and web wires hanging from poles have now elevated the danger of accidents greater than the town.
Ghising says that when wires go underground, the danger of accidents, together with hearth, is lowered and concrete magnificence is elevated.
NEA plans to introduce good meter connections to the properties of the purchasers beneath the respective distribution heart as quickly because the wire goes underground. Executive Director Ghising says that there will probably be no downside in going to the road once in a while. According to him, it’s now not potential to fulfill the rising demand for electrical energy by overhead traces within the distribution system inside Kathmandu. “The underground line has become irreparable,” says Ghising.