The western region, including the city, will have no difficulty in getting power from energy-rich eastern region by next year as Reliance Infrastructure has commissioned an important link of the country’s first 100% privately-owned transmission line in western Maharashtra. This 116-km 400kv double circuit line has been constructed between Solapur and Karad.
The line will be operated on build, own and operate basis under the Western Regional System Strengthening Scheme having an outlay of Rs 1,400 crore and a total length of 1,500km.
The company completed the Solapur-Karad stretch 15 months and plans to finish the entire project by May-June 2012.
The project would facilitate free flow of 4,000MW from eastern region to the power starved western region of the country and would benefit all regional utilities.
“The project would facilitate overcoming power situation in Maharashtra” said Lalit Jalan, RInfra chief executive officer.