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Power transmission shoots in the dark with no set goals

The government plans to offer projects totalling Rs 4,500 crore, but there is no timeline yet

Shreya Jai  |  New Delhi 

While the central government has clear targets for renewable energy and power distribution sector, the power transmission sector seems to have been left out. Since the start of the financial year, eight projects of Rs 9,635 crore have been announced to be offered through tariff-based competitive bidding (TBCB). However, these projects are at different levels of selection and yet to be awarded. The government plans to offer projects totalling Rs 4,500 crore, but there is no timeline yet. This comes at a time when the Centre has said Rs 50,000 crore worth of transmission projects ...

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