Extended areas under Chennai Corporation to get underground power cables

In a move that will give the residents of the newly extended areas of  Chennai Corporation enough reasons to cheer, Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco) would replace overhead cables with an underground cable network. The old areas  under Corporation that continue to have the over head cables will also be benefited by this project.

The underground cables help prevent electrocution by cable snaps due to rain or windy weather conditions.This also helps in avoiding low voltage complaints.

The project that is estimated to cost Rs.2567 crores will benefit the North, West and South circles of the city. The areas identified for the replacement of the overhead lines with underground cables are Napalayam, Vadaperumbakkam, Lakshmipuram, Retteri, Gandhi Nagar, Kolathur, Kodungaiyur, Vyasarpadi, Tiruvottiyur, Ennore, Manali, Ernavoor, Madhavaram, Manjambakkam, Mathur, Sothuperumbedu, Maduravoyal, Menambedu, J.J. Nagar, Red Hills, Alappakkam, Vanagaram, Ayappakkam, Padi, Korattur, and Nolambur.

The areas in the south region benefited by this project would be Madipakkam, Nanganallaur, Medavakkam, Pallavaram, Porur, Virugambakkam, Valasaravakkam and parts of Tambaram. Some areas such as Velacherry, Guindy, Adyar and K.K.Nagar.

The project that is currently in planning stage is expected to begin by early next year and is projected to take two years for completion. Tenders would soon be floated to procure the cables.

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  1. Rs.2567 Crores for underground power cable project, Rs.2000 Crores for Chennai Airport expansion. All these announcements are exciting, But are these projects really being done as the much as the cost?
    Is any of the public services in Chennai being satisfactory to the public?
    Why is there a disparity in the actual cost of the project and the end result?
    Does that mean, India doesnot have any company that can deliver quality?
    Or Does this mean, we dont have enough technology to maintain quality?
    Where does this all Fail? Is there a common mistake in all these projects? or every project has its own mistakes?

    Paying income tax has to make me happy, But I am not!!! How many of us are happy in paying taxes? Taxes is what i earn and give to my government to give me infrastructure. But, I work like an ass all over the year, not having time to spend with my family and pay taxes all for wat? TO GIVE MY HARD EARNED MONEY TO SOME ILLITERATE CROOKED POLITICIANS POCKET? I AM STARTING TO HATE MY LIFE IN THIS COUNTRY.

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