ITANAGAR, Sept 1 - Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday reviewed the ongoing work on power transmission and distribution being implemented by Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL).
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the Comprehensive Scheme for Strengthening of Transmission & Distribution Systems in Arunachal Pradesh along with Sikkim.
An MoU was signed between PGCIL and the State Government for implementation of the scheme in the State in February 2015 at an estimated cost of Rs 3,199.45 crore, an official statement said here.
PGCIL CMD IS Jha said that 29 transmission lines (1,917 km) and 70 distribution lines (1,923 km) are being laid covering the entire State.
Under the scheme, 94 sub-stations are to be established of which contract works for 61 have been already awarded and work is in full swing.
Jha said that land for only 38 sub-stations have been made available by the State Government and requested allotment of land for the rest at the earliest.
�We need land for 33 sub-stations on priority as these are necessary to further the transmission and distribution lines,� he said. � PTI