RInfra commissions key power line in Maharashtra

Reliance-InfrastructureMumbai, Nov 18 : A 331-km long 400 KV Double Circuit Transmission Line has been commissioned by Reliance Infrastructure Ltd. (RInfra) which will connect key industrial regions of Pune, Aurangabad and Beed, an official said here Monday.

Implemented through RInfra subsidiary Reliance Power Transmission Ltd., the project is part of the Western Region System Strengthening Scheme II (WRSS) in the state, said RInfra CEO Lalit Jalan.

This is the country's first ever fully privately owned inter-state transmission project of the National Grid.

Upon completion, this project connecting Pune-Parali (Beed) will enable transfer around 4,000 MW surplus power from the eastern part of the country to the western region, Jalan said.

According to officials, the Rs. 1,700 crore, 1,500-km long WRSS project was awarded to RInfra through tariff-based international competitive bidding and is executed on a build, own and operate (BOT) pattern.

With this, RInfra has commissioned five out of the six transmission lines to be built in Maharashtra, of the total nine falling under the WRSS.(IANS)

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