Bangalore Electric Supply Company (BESCOM) has woken up and is wide awake with its baby blues!!!
This seemed very evident when its chairman has announced that BESCOM is going to provide Bangalore the state of art power in the next 3 years on par with eurpoean standards.
Currently due to manual switching and rectification of power lines, the average power supply is on the range of 99% in urban areas. The actual supply at consumer end is a misearly 88.3% which is well below the mark of any operating company.
To improve this DAS ( Distribution Automated System) is going to be implemented in Bangalore city at a cost of little over 552 crores of tax payers money. BESCOM has also gone on record to state that Bangalore is its 70% revenue earner.
The initial trial runs are slated for Peenya Industrial Estate ( if anything is still left behind) and Electronic City which are the maxiumum power consumers. Another powerfull reason for this switch over is that all the mega projects for transportation are going to depend on this powerfull lines!!
So Mr chairman when there is going to be a projected shortage of power supply for Karnataka itself and unit costs skyrocketing beyond 5.50 Re, where do you plan to get all the power from?