Govt approves Rs 996 cr for augmenting transmission network

PTI New Delhi | Updated on January 24, 2018 Published on January 14, 2015


The Ministry of Power has approved an investment of Rs 996 crore for augmentation of transmission facilities.

“In order to serve the growing needs of research and development in the Indian power sector including, development of advanced testing facilities, the government has accorded investment approval of Rs 996 crore for capital projects of Central Power Research Institute (CPRI),” an official statement said.

This will also support establishment of new test facilities in existing laboratories of CPRI, located at Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkota, Guwahati, Noida and Nagpur.

In addition, a new laboratory will also be established in Western Region at Nasik.

CPRI, with its headquarters at Bengaluru, is an autonomous society under the aegis of the Ministry of Power.

It was set up to serve as a National level laboratory for undertaking applied research in electrical power engineering, besides functioning as an independent test and certification authority for electrical equipments and components for ensuring reliability in the power system.

Published on January 14, 2015
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