Energy Minister D.K. Shivakumar has said that Hubli Electricity Supply Company (Hescom) will lay 27 underground feeder lines in Belgaum.
The work would begin soon and the department would save 23 MW to 24 MW of power a year through the initiative. Rs.200+ crores is the estimated expenditure for this and 11 KV and HT lines would be laid underground. Main advantage of underground cables would be that frequent power failure due to thunderstorm and rain can be overcome.