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Telangana will become Power Surplus in 2 Years: Power Grid Director

(19 Apr 2015)

In another two years, Telangana state will be power surplus, V Sekhar, executive director, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) has said. The state government is aggressively investing on power and if the plans go as per schedule, the state can easily overcome its electricity problems and can generate surplus power, he said.

Interacting with newsmen here on Saturday, Sekhar said Wardha-Nizamabad-Hyderabad double circuit transmission corridor will be functional in the next new years. This corridor would help Telangana to procure electricity from Chhattisgarh. After its completion, the corridor can supply around 2,500 MW of power to the southern region.

To get power supply from Chhattisgarh, two new sub-stations at Dichpally in Nizamabad district and Maheshwaram near Shamshabad have to be constructed. The project would cost around Rs 3,600 crore, he said.

PGCIL officials from southern region were here for a meeting to discuss the future plans in the region. They have also participated in the intra-regional cultural meet which is held every year to encourage extra cultural activities among the employees. Several cultural events including an exhibition of handicrafts made by employees were held as part of the meet.

News Source : The New Indian Express