Amravati, Greenfield capital of Andhra Pradesh, to get uninterrupted power supply: Piyush Goyal

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New Delhi | Updated: August 08, 2016 7:53 PM

Union minister for Power and Coal Piyush Goyal in a reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha said that Amravati, the new capital of Andhra Pradesh will not face any power shortages.

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. (Representative photo: Reuters)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. (Representative photo: Reuters)

Union minister for Power and Coal Piyush Goyal in a reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha said that Amravati, the new capital of Andhra Pradesh will not face any power shortages. 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.

“Wherever there is land, solar parks can be set up. 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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