Chief Minister Pema Khandu today reviewed the progress of ‘’Comprehensive Scheme for Strengthening of Transmission & Distribution in Arunachal Pradesh’’.
The meeting was attended by Power Minister Tamio Taga, Chief Secretary Shakuntala Gamlin and Commissioner Power Ashis Kundra, Ravi P Singh, Director (Personnel) Power Grid, Abhay Choudhary, Executive Director Power Grid NERTS, T.C Sarmah, Executive Director (BDD) and other senior officials of the Power Grid Corporation were also present.
The comprehensive scheme for T&D distribution is being funded by Govt. of India at an estimated cost of Rs. 3200 crore involving Transmission Line of 132 kV Line (33 nos.) – covering about 1917 km including 33kV Line feeders (70 nos.) covering 1923 km. The scheme also includes 24 new Substations 132/33 kV and 70 new Substations of 33/11 kV.
The scheme is likely to be completed by end of the year 2019. The Power Grid officials apprised the Chief Minister about the progress of the project and sought help in land acquisition, waiver of state levied taxes & duties etc. for the scheme.
The CM assured all help for early completion of the project and asked the corporation to ensure maximum benefit to the local people.
Various issues like training of local youths, training of officers of state power department were also discussed. The Power Grid agreed to consider various CSR projects in the field of hospitals, schools, community developments etc., details of which will be finalised after discussion with local officials.
The meeting also discussed for a possible joint venture between the state government and the corporation.