Greenfield capital of Andhra Pradesh assured of uniterupted power supply

By: | Published: August 8, 2016 7:23 PM

Union minister for Power and Coal Piyush Goyal had said that the new capital of Andhra Pradesh i.e. Amaravati will not face any power shortages during the question hour at Rajya Sabha.

I encourage member wherever they can come up with land, solar parks can be set up. (PTI)I encourage member wherever they can come up with land, solar parks can be set up. (PTI)

Union minister for Power and Coal Piyush Goyal had said that the new capital of Andhra Pradesh i.e. Amaravati will not face any power shortages during the question hour at Rajya Sabha.

The quantum of power required will be decided by the respective state government. The cost of transmission infrastructure will be picked up once the lines come up.

So the plans to develop power transmission corridors are co terminus with the development of Amravati.

Almost 1500 MW transmission has been set up in and around Annanthapur and 250 MW has already been commissioned and further transmission work will be done as an when land gets available said Piyush Goyal.

“I encourage member wherever they can come up with land, solar parks can be set up. They can talk to respective states. If a state is willing to enter into an agreement, the central government will certainly facilitate the bidding process,” Goyal added.

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