Indore IMC Starts Work on All Overhead Cable & Electricity Lines Underground
In order to develop Indore city as a smart city, the municipal corporation has finally started the development work on Subash Marg and Mhow Naka to Tori Corner.
The corporation has first started widening the roads to make it free from all overhead cable and electricity lines.
According to the sources, the corporation officials said that more than 50 percent construction work of roads has been completed and the underground work would begin soon.
In this regard, the municipal corporation had received suggestions to create and underground passage with all cables and electric wires. However, officials said that they found that the suggestions were not feasible for a city like Indore.
An official of IMC said on the conditions of anonymity that we were not setting up a new city, in renovating an old city like Indore, there is the certain restriction, so we thought of creating ducts at regular distances
He also said that the ducts would be like manholes that can be easily used for all sort of maintenance.
According to the plan, the ducts would be around 3 by 3 feet. The storm water drainage lines and drinking water pipelines would also go through them. They would be constructed at an interval of 20 to 30 feet on both sides of the road.
The Mayor Malini Gaud said that this is a pilot project for us now. We have started the project in the areas, where most civic supply lines are in a dilapidated condition. It is a new technology. If we will succeed, the project would be replicated in the rest of the smart city.
This smart city will cover the are of 742-acre from Rajwada, Satha Bazaar, Bada Sarafa and Chota Sarafa. It is a very busy area, so replicating the model across its expanse will be a real challenge.
In reality, the overhead cables and electric lines are often lost its city’s image. By laying underground electric cables. it will reduce the rush of areas and provide free flow of traffic.
After the completion of ducts work and it will become functional then the electric poles and transformers would be removed from roadsides.
Currently, in this system the corporation has to dig up the roads and find out the fault each time there’s a problem with an underground line. As per the work process, the officials claimed that in long run it would be cost effective.
News Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/indore/Smart-City-Cables-to-go-underground/articleshow/54889189.cms