Coordination demanded in underground cabling of electricity, internet lines

Bangladesh Mobile Phone Consumers Association (BMPCA) has demanded proper coordination in underground cabling of electricity and internet lines in Dhaka city.

In a statement on Monday the BMPCA president Mohiuddin Ahmed said that the Dhaka Power Distribution Company Limited (DPDC) has been working to take overhead cables underground across its commanding areas in Dhaka city.

As part of the project, it has laid underground cable in 19 kilometer in the two sides of the main roads from Jahangir Gate in Cantonment to Bangabhaban to replace the existing overhead electricity cables to ensure uninterrupted power supply.

It is very essential to ensure coordination with this project to take the overhead internet cables underground, he said.

Similarly, the DPDC has initiated a move to replace the overhead cables in 10 km areas from Gabtoli to Azimpur. For this project different transformers, ring main unit, low tension distribution bops and other necessary equipment will be installed.

If internet cables are not taken underground through coordination with the underground electric cables of DPDC, it will not be possible to free the Dhaka city from the hazards of the overhead cables. As a result, the harassment of the consumers will increase and continue to rise. People will be deprived from the hazardous free internet service.

So, the Power Division and the Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (BTRC) should work together to remove the overhead cables from the city through coordination, said the BMPCA.

The internet service providers should be involved in the coordination process, it added.

Source: United News of Bangladesh