KCR wants power grids link expedited

  • Southern-NEW Grid to be connected

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has asked officials of Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) to complete the work on power lines connecting Southern States with the North East West Grid. If the connectivity is established between the South and NEW Grid, it will be possible to coordinate the demand and supply of power all over the country, the Chief Minister said.

PGCIL Chairman IS Jha, Southern Region ED Sekhar, Genco CMD  D Prabhakar Rao have met the Chief Minister at Pragathi Bhavan here on Tuesday. In this context, the Chief Minister has asked the officials concerned to complete the power lines between Wardha (Maharashtra) and Dichpally to get power supply from Chattisgarh State to Telangana State. To this, the PGCIL officials told the CM that they would be completing the line by this March.

If 765 KV double circuit line of 4,500 MW capacity was completed, the Telangana State will be able to get power supply from Chattisgarh, the CM said. He also wanted the work on Warangal-Varora (Maharashtra) power line taken up immediately. If the two lines, Wardha-Dichpally and Warangal-Varora lines are completed then power can be received and supplied between the Southern Grid and NEW Grid.

Meanwhile, the PGCIL has expressed its interest to invest in the transmission projects in the State. The CM wanted officials from the State electricity department and PGCIL to hold talks in this regard. – NSS

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