PGCIL builds Rs 800-cr transmission line linking WB, Bihar

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Kolkata, Oct 1: State-owned Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) is building a transmission line between West Bengal and Bihar at a cost of Rs 800 crore that will enhance electricity supply infrastructure.

"We are constructing a transmission line between Rajarhat (West Bengal) and Purnia in Bihar. This will help power evacuation for NTPC power projects at Farraka and Kahelgoan," Power Grid GM M M Baidya said here today at BNCCI.

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"The 450MW capacity transmission line is to be built at an estimated cost of Rs 800 crore and we are aiming to complete it by March 2017," he said.

PGCIL said it has 30 acres of land at Rajarhat required for the sub-station. Baidya said that besides building the new line, PGCIL is also carrying out renovation activity of the transmission lines.

"We are modernising the Malda-Farraka line with new conductors that will increase the capacity by 1.5 times," he pointed.

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