AGARTALA, June 19 � To expedite the supply of 100 MW power to Bangladesh from Tripura, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) has been entrusted with the task to erect a 20 km long 400 KV transmission line on the Indian side.
A total of 65 towers will be installed to supply the power to the neighboring country, official sources said here on Thursday.
Currently, seven towers are being constructed. The process will be completed by December this year. Initially, the transmission line will be charged with 132 KV power, sources said.
This was finalised in a recent meeting, which was attended by PGCIL executive director (NE) RK Singh, general manager MSK Singh, deputy general manager N Dubey, power secretary SK Rakesh and officials of Tripura State Electricity Corporation Limited. The total cost of the project is pegged at Rs 83 crore.
During his Bangladesh visit, the PM firmed the project up. It is reported that Palatana will start generation upto 500 MW by this month end. Besides, power plants run by NEEPCO are also almost ready.
Meanwhile, Union Power Ministry is yet to decide the supplier among OTPC, NEEPCO and TSECL who will supply power to Bangladesh.