Faults have developed at several points of 5.8-kilometre 33KV underground PILC (Cu) cable due to construction of country’s first ever metro rail project from Uttara to Motijheel area. Photo: BD Post

Staff Correspondent
In a bid to provide uninterrupted electricity to the national parliament, the government is planning to construct a 3.5-kilometre underground transmission line from the city’s Agargoan to Khejurbagan through 33KV (1cx500mm2 XLPE cable).
The electricity supply will come from 132/33KV Kalayanpur sub-transmission line.
Due to the construction of country’s first ever metro rail project from Uttara to Motijheel area, there have developed fault at several points of 5.8-kilometre 33KV underground PILC (Cu) cable.
It is not possible to repair the faulty cable line. Now the cable is completely out of order.
In alternative initiative, Dhaka Power Distribution Company Ltd (DPDC) has aimed to transfer the existing cable from Agargoan to Khejurbagan to provide uninterrupted electricity to parliament.
Visiting the Agargoan area on Friday, this correspondent found that workers were working the transmission line.
The works of transmitting cable line from Agargoan to Khejurbagan area will be completed soon, officials of DPDC said.
State minister for power, energy and mineral resources Nasrul Hamid came up with all this information on Thursday at a question answer session in the Parliament.
He went on saying the government was supplying electricity across the country through 4.71 lakh long transmission line.
The state minister said that the present government soon after taking charge, has undertaken short, midterm and long term plans to improve power sector.
“The government has undertaken plans to improve power distribution management including ensuring required fund in the power sector under annual development programme, ensuring 100 percent progress in annual development programme, using alternative fund along with modern and new innovation financing in the power sector,” he said.
Moreover, the government is planning to implement programmes to install solar home system and solar mini grid in the off grid areas and introduce ICT service alongside installation of pre-paid meters to ensure client service, he said.
“Under the plan, the government would increase capacity of transmission and distribution lines to 21,000 circuit kilometres and 4,70,000 kilometres by 2021,” Nasrul informed the House.