NTDC installs Anti-Theft Device Developed by MUET Engineers on 220 kV KAPCO-Multan Transmission Line

02/05/2023 - 9:52am

NTDC Headquarters, WAPDA House Lahore-28th April 2023- National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) is utilizing modern technology for safety and security of transmission lines. Under the directives of Managing Director NTDC, Engr. Dr. Rana Abdul Jabbar Khan, an anti-theft device has been installed on tower location No. 205 of 220 kV KAPCO-Multan transmission line in order to detect theft of the tower material and sabotage activities.

On special request of MD NTDC, this device has been developed by the engineers of Mehran University of Engineering & Technology Jamshoro under the leadership of Dr. Faisal Karim Shaikh and his team: Dr. Badar Muneer, Dr. Abi Waqas, Dr. Umair Korai, Dr. Zafi Shah and others. This device was also installed on experimental basis on 500 kV K2K3-Jamshoro transmission line and its response is being monitored. This device can detect abnormal human induced vibration / sound on transmission lines and immediately transmit the GPRS / GSM signals to concerned authorities with exact location. On receiving such signals, NTDC’s Rapid Response Team can immediately be scrambled to the pinpointed location and save the national assets from possible damage.