The government agreed to pay Rs 15 crore for laying the underground cables but KSEB that sought Rs 60 crore found it too little.
The KSEB project to tap power from Madakkathara-Pallikara 440 KV line has been aimed at boosting the power availability to the city, Kalamassery industrial belt and the Infopark. It needs to draw a 220 KV line from Pallikara to Kalamasserry and Brahmapuram to utilize this power.
According to KSEB chief engineer (transmission) Babukuttan, an additional line through SmartCity land was sought as the present 220 KV double circuit was too crowded.
Source- Deccan Chronicle