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Power utilities to spend over Rs 7,000 cr for electrification in Jagananna colonies

Power utilities in the state will spend about Rs 7,100 crore to create both the overhead and underground electrification network in the YSR Jagananna Colonies being developed by the government for the homeless poor.

As many as 28.3 lakh houses will be constructed in two phases in 17,005 layouts spread across the state. The state government spent Rs 23,535 crore alone to acquire 68,678 acres for these colonies.

According to the state energy department officials, the layouts with less than 550 plots are considered for overhead electrification and layouts with more than 550 plots will get an underground electricity network.

During a review meeting conducted by the housing department with the energy department, special chief secretary for housing, Ajay Jain, said Andhra Pradesh will set an example to the entire country by creating all social infrastructure in YSR Jagananna Colonies.

“The infrastructure will also include secretariats, health centres, veterinary hospitals, schools, colleges, libraries, shopping complexes, parks, community halls, banks, stadiums, religious buildings, dumping yards, burial grounds, etc,” said Ajay Jain.

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ET Energy World
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