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HP power utility puts incomplete transmission line to use

IANS  |  Shimla 

The state-run Power Transmission Corporation Ltd has put an incomplete transmission line to use after incurring avoidable expenditure of Rs 0.78 crore, the General (CAG) has said.

The corporation awarded the work for construction of 220 KV double circuit transmission line from Kashang to Bhaba in June 2005 to of Gurgaon.

As per the contract, the would ensure the minimum technical from the lowest and side clearances.

The company during its inspection of the works had observed in July 2009 that the line could not be charged at that stage to full rated capacity because of inadequate at various places and advised the to complete the work, a report tabled in the state assembly last week said.

The noticed that the required works of the line were not executed despite repeated notices to the from October 2010 to April 2011.

The company has started using the line. In order to achieve the required clearances, it had to incur a further expenditure of Rs 0.78 crore of its own.

The failure of the company to ensure required clearance of the line before putting the line to use resulted in avoidable expenditure of Rs 0.78 crore, the said.

The did not get the reply of the state and the company on putting an incomplete transmission line to use till November last year.

--IANS

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 13:18 IST
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