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Odisha government approved State Capital Region Improvement of Power System scheme

Aug 17, 2015 16:39 IST

Odisha government on 13 August 2015 approved a 1500 crore rupees State Capital Region Improvement of Power System (SCRIPS) scheme. The scheme will be implemented in five years that is from 2015-16 to 2019-20.

The approvals in this regard were given during the State Cabinet meeting that was chaired by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

Highlights of State Capital Region Improvement of Power System (SCRIPS) scheme

• The scheme aims to provide 24x7 quality power supply to the people in and around the state capital of Bhubaneswar.
• The scheme will be implemented by the Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Limited (OPTCL), that has already chalked out broad features for SCRIPS for underground cabling, smart grid and others.
• The project envisages renovation, modernisation and expansion of the existing transmission and distribution infrastructure.
• The main objective of the scheme is to ensure uninterrupted, reliable and stable power supply to all classes of consumers, including public services in the geographical areas covered under the Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) for Bhubaneswar and Cuttack urban complex.

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