Economy

Japan-aided power project to be completed by June 2014

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on November 05, 2012 Published on November 05, 2012

The Rs 940-crore Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA)-funded power transmission project in the Hyderabad metropolitan area is expected to be completed by June 2014.

In a statement, the Energy Coordination cellsaid the new sub-stations under transmission system modernisation and strengthening project will significantly improve the city transmission network.

APTransco is setting up gas insulated sub-stations and augmenting extra high tension transmission system by setting up an underground cable network in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation limits. This is being funded by the Japanese lender.

Hiralal Samariya, Chairman and Managing Director, APTransco is visiting Germany for study of underground cabling system. He will later visit Egypt for discuss issues on power sector there.

Keeping in view of the rapid increase in demand for power in towns and municipalities, APTransco has laid focus on strengthening the transmission system.

To improve the network in the Hyderabad metropolitan area, several sub-stations and new transmission have been laid. Dedicated lines are also being set up to support the IT sector, special economic zones (SEZs), upcoming residential and commercial loads in and around the twin cities.

Due to the right of way problems faced during erecting tower lines in the dense populated area, the underground cabling system is being set up.

APTransco has awarded contracts for some transmission lines and sub-stations lines.

> rishikumar.vundi@thehindu.co.in

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Published on November 05, 2012
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