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GRIDS

  • Water Grid
  • Road Grid
  • Power Grid
  • Gas Grid
  • Fiber Optic Grid

Water Grid

The government is committed to provide water all the villages for 365 days in a year and to ensure this, it has been decided to set up Water Grid Corporation under the NTR Sujala Pathakam. Under the scheme, water will be provided to 1144 severely affected villages, 4049 moderately affected villages in the first phase. Government is planning to procure funds from other sources also. These include the donations and funds given by agencies under the Corporate Social Responsibility. These funds are in addition to the funds provided in the Budget.

Creation of Road Grid in Andhra Pradesh

The Government of Andhra Pradesh is planning to create a Road Grid with the network of R&B /PR roads with the following objectives:-
1. All the habitations are to be connected with at least a single lane all weather black topped road (3.66m) with the nearest Mandal headquarters.
2. The Mandal headquarters in every district are to be connected with at least an intermediate lane road with 5.5 m wide carriageway of black topped road.
3. All the Mandal headquarters shall be connected to the district headquarters and the nearest National Highways with a properly developed Black topped road of having a minimum of 2 lane carriageway of 7 m width.
4. The village/ town limits en route are to developed with a minimum of 2 lane roads with 1.5 m wide paved shoulders to facilitate smooth movement of road traffic.
5. All the major National Highways carrying substantial commercial traffic are to be developed as 4 lane divided roads. These National Highways shall be straightened to the extent possible without any need to go through the villages/ towns/cities en route.
6. Separate roads, either 2 lane or 4 lane, depending on the traffic needs, shall
be constructed to connect the villages/ towns/ cities with these 4 lane National Highways.
7. This would facilitate free movement of commercial traffic without any hindrances.
8. Other National Highways are to be developed at least as 2 lane roads with 1.5 m wide paved shoulders on either side (total 10 m width). These National Highways are to be developed as 4 lane divided roads within the village/town/city limits en route, to facilitate smooth movement of traffic.
9. In order to bring the long coastline available for Andhra Pradesh to effective use, large scale development of all the sea ports is being planned. To facilitate quick movement of Cargo, all the seaports are to be connected to the nearest 4 lane National Highway with 4 lane divided roads.
10. With these initiatives, a Grid of Road network will be formed in all districts of the State which would provide smooth access to district headquarters and to the National highways nearby from all parts of the district besides facilitating effective movement of Cargo to and from the sea ports.
The Government of Andhra Pradesh is making endeavors to make this road grid a reality within the next 5 years i.e., by 2019.

Power Grid in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh has robust Power Grid. This grid consists of Transmission Network that is managed by APTRANSCO and a Distribution Network which is managed by APEPDCL & APSPDCL.
The electricity flow has been uni-directional from the Generating Stations to all consumers in the state. But, with the new Net-metering Solar Policy, consumers can also excess energy into the grid.
The present transmission infrastructure consists of 6 Nos. of 400 kV Substations, 72 Nos. 220 kV substations, 167 Nos. 132 kV substations and 18,907 Ckm of EHT lines.
The Distribution Network consists of 2,524 Nos. of 33/11 kV Substations, 9,264 Nos. of Feeders (Urban - 2,114, Rural/Mixed – 5,375, Dedicated / Express Industrial – 706, Others- 1069) & 5.62 lakhs of DTRs in the two DISCOMs.
Andhra Pradesh has total 127.53 lakhs households (Rural - 88.59 lakhs, Urban - 38.94 lakhs), out of which around 5.84 lakhs are un-electrified. Out of the 5.84 un3 electrified households, 4.29 lakhs households will be connected under 12th Plan RGGVY scheme.
Of the remaining 1.54 lakhs households, 1.41 lakhs will be connected by APDISCOMs under normal operations, 8,038 households will be connected under DDG scheme, 3,928 households will be covered under Tribal sub-plan & 1,723 households will be covered under SC sub-plan.
Other than Households, Andhra Pradesh has 14.54 lakhs Agricultural connections. There are 89,048 pending connections that will be released in a phased manner, some of them in the form of Solar pumpsets.
The state also has 1.53 lakhs industrial consumers and 952 Nos. of Industrial connections, of a connected load of 1,335 MVA were awaiting approval of DISCOMS as of 31st May 2014. The state also has 10.57 lakhs Commercial consumers & 1.95 lakhs consumers under other categories.
In an ideal Power Grid, the supply of electricity cannot be disrupted by any means. This can be achieved by providing parallel/ alternative sources of power supply to a particular area. This concept has been implemented by APDISCOMs in major towns such as Vijayawada & Vishakhapatnam. To improve the reliability & contingency of the distribution systems, initiatives like alternative supply to 33 kV, 11 kV and LT consumers, laying of covered conductors for 33 KV & 11 KV voltage levels, wedge connectors, maintenance free earthing pits, installation of substation monitoring software, re-conductoring of existing lines are planned to be taken up. In addition, for coastal areas prone to cyclones and religious towns, breakdown mitigation activities to prevent outages such as replacement of over-headlines with Under-Ground cables are planned. The total capital expenditure for such initiatives is Rs. 3,019 Crs.
APTRANSCO has planned 400 kV transmission ring network around the cities of Vijayawada & Guntur with three 400 kV substations and 440 km of Quad-moose transmission lines to improve the reliability of supply and minimize power disruptions with an investment of Rs. 975 Crs.The above schemes / initiatives of APDISCOMs / APTRANSCO have been included under the ‘Power for All’ scheme.

AP Natural Gas Grid:

EWPL (East-West Pipeline):
East-West Pipeline is starting from Gadimaga on the East coast of Andhra Pradesh near Kakinada on terminating at Baruch in the State of Gujrat. It has total length of approx. 1380 kilo meters and is in operation. The pipeline is constructed by M/s RGTIL of Reliance. This source for this pipeline is D6 in KG basin in the East Coast. This pipeline is traversing through East Godavari, West Godavar, Krishna in Andhra Pradesh and Nalgonda, Hyderabad and Medak Dist. in Telangana respectively.
MBBVPL (Mallavaram-Bhilvara-Bhaopal-Vijaypur Pipeline):
The proposed MBBVPL Pipeline is already authorised by PNGRB (Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board) for laying, building and operating on Natural Gas. It is passing through East-Gadavari and Krishna in Andhra Pradesh, Khammam, Warangal and Ramagundam in Telangana before reaching to Bhopal and Vijaypur. It is approx. 1440 kilo meters of length, out of which, 986 k.m. is from Mallavaram (East Godavari) to Bhopal.
KSPL (Kakinada-Srikakulam Pipeline):
APGDC is already authorised by PNGRB, the regulator for laying, building and operating on Natural Gas. APGDC is progressing ahead to start the activities such as Surveying, Design Engineering and Appointing the Project Management Consulting Services (PMC) of this pipeline. This pipeline is traversing through East Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam and Vizianagaram Districts of Andhra Pradesh, having a length of 275 kilo meters.

ENPL (Ennore – Nellore Pipeline):
APGDC submitted the bid of ENPL to PNGRB for getting the authorization for laying, building and operating on Natural Gas. The bid is under process and is waiting for authorization. The length of the proposed pipeline is approx. 200 kilo meters. This pipeline is traversing through Tiruvallur District in Tamilnadu, Chittoor District and Sri Potti Sriramulu Nellore District in Andhra Pradesh.

K.G. Basin Pipeline Network (GAIL):
Gas Authority of India Limited laid pipeline network covering East, West and Krishna District in Andhra Pradesh having a length of approx. 800 kilo meters from K.G. Basin (onshore gas fields of ONGC) to cater to the industrial needs in the three districts of Andhra Pradesh.
VNPL (Vijayawada Nellore Pipeline):
APGDC proposed to lay a Natural Gas pipeline from Vijayawada to Nellore and submitted EoI (Expression of Interest) to PNGRB for getting the necessary authorization. Upon getting the authorization, this pipeline bridges the gap between KSPL and ENPL and will cover the entire East Coast of Andhra Pradesh. This proposed pipeline is traversing through Sri Potti Sriramulu Dist., Prakasam, Guntur and Krishna Districts and having a length of 350 k.m. approx.

FIBRE OPTIC GRID

National Optical Fiber Network (NOFN)
NOFN project envisages reaching all Gram Panchayat (GP) with Optical Fiber (OF) cable from block (Mandal) Head Quarters.
 Power Grid Corporation Ltd (PGCIL) is executing agency
 Optical fibre connected up to block/mandal head quarters already exists in the BSNL network.
 Horizontal connectivity from Gram Panchayat (GP) to various schools/colleges/PHC’s and other government user’s , needs to be extended using Radio medium.
 Right of way orders were already issued by Government
Pilot project
Pilot project is operational in Andhra Pradesh in Parwada Mandal, Visakhapatnam district. As a trail, wireless connectivity (Horizontal Connectivity) is provided for many users in Panchayat.
 CDOT has provided the equipment.
 Optical Fiber Cable and other material have been obtained by M/s. Bharath Broadband Network Limited ( BBNL) and kept ready.
 Optical Fiber Equipment modem is also ready.
 Process of awarding cable laying works is under progress.
No.of.Mandals - 664
No.of.GPs Covered - 2575
And No.of.GPs - 12909 , Incremental Cable to be laid (Meters) - 33238.557.