Rs.7,268 cr of transmission projects sanctioned
Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal, in a written reply in Lok Sabha informed that inter regional transmission corridors (IRTC) are planned and implemented for transfer of power from surplus states/regions to deficit states/regions on short term basis, subject to availability of margins in these lines. He further informed that a number of inter-regional links have been planned which interconnect the five regional grids. Presently, the total transmission capacity of such interregional links is 63,650 MW (as on January, 2017), he said. The Minister also informed that as of now, 57 projects have been sanctioned under the Power System Development Fund (PSDF) scheme, at the cost of Rs.7,268 crore.