10,250 buildings are too close to power lines

  • | Wednesday | 14th August, 2019

As many as 10,250 buildings in the city have not maintained the mandatory minimum distance from high tension power lines. Officials of the two agencies inspected the entire city for buildings located too close to high tension power lines and found 10,250 buildings including residential structures are in danger as they have not maintained the required distance from Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation’s extra high tension lines of 66kV and above and BESCOM’s 11 kV lines. As per the Indian Electricity Act, buildings should maintain a horizontal distance of 1.2 metres from 11kV lines and 4 metres from 66kV lines. However, no such check or action has been taken so far.”However, BBMP officials are unsure of their next move. THE LAWAs per the Indian Electricity Act, buildings should maintain a horizontal distance of 1.2 metres from 11kV lines and 4 metres from 66kV lines.

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