News Brief | September 2014
Solapur-Raichur transmission line opens
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dedicated the 765 kV Solapur-Raichur transmission lines to the nation in a function at Solapur. The Prime Minister shared the concern expressed by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Prithviraj Chavan, over power plants being idle due to shortage of coal and gas. He, however, added that he had been raising this concern as Chief Minister of Gujarat. He said the Union Government would do all it could to ensure enough fuel for power plants. Coal would be extracted in a way that did not harm the environment.