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Bengaluru Established 500 kVA Underground Power Transformer Station

Published on September 08, 2023
Current Context: The underground power transformer station in Bengaluru is the first of its kind in India. It is located at 15th Avenue, Malleswaram, and was developed in collaboration with BESCOM and BBMP at a cost of Rs 1.98 crore.
Bengaluru Established 500 kVA Underground Power Transformer Station
  • It was inaugurated by Energy Minister KJ George on September 9, 2023.It has a 500 kVA capacity oil-free transformer, which is installed at a depth of 10 feet below the road’s surface.
  • The underground power transformer station has several benefits for the city and its residents.
  • It enhances the safety and reliability of the power distribution system, as it reduces the risk of accidents and power failures caused by potential transformer explosions or mishaps.
  • It also improves the aesthetic appearance of the urban landscape, as it eliminates the need for overhead cables and related equipment.
  • It also encourages the citizens to use footpaths without any hassles, as they are free from interruption during maintenance works.

Question:

Q.1 What is the capacity of the underground power transformer station in Bengaluru?
a. 100 kVA
b. 250 kVA
c. 500 kVA
d. 1000 kVA
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