Meeting of  MPPTC and Power Grid officials underway  in Jabalpur on Tuesday
Meeting of MPPTC and Power Grid officials underway in Jabalpur on Tuesday
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BHOPAL: A high-level coordination meeting between Madhya Pradesh Power Transmission Company (MPPTC) and Power Grid (PGCIL) was held at Jabalpur. In this first-of-its-kind meeting in the country, there was a joint review of the various construction works being carried out in the transmission sector by Madhya Pradesh Power Transmission Company, in which the company assured that the construction of its share of lines and sub-stations would be completed before the stipulated period.

At the meeting, it was agreed to harmonise the work of both the institutions at every level. Besides, a proposal was prepared to remove the problems faced in line crossing at many places of Power Grid and Madhya Pradesh Power Transmission Company through the hotline method. Line crossing work can be done without shutdown or shutdown time.

At this coordination meeting, it was also agreed to exchange technology used by both the institutions, which will help in completing the construction projects in time. The work of installation of the feeder bay and transformer being constructed by Power Grid for MPPTC was also reviewed.

To complete the additional 500 MBA transformers to be installed at Sukha (Jabalpur), Itarsi and Morena ahead of the target, a 220-KV Itarsi sub-station of Power Grid will be installed. For the Budhni sub-station, two 220-KV sub-stations and one at K Feeder Bay, Gwalior, will be installed. Power Grid gave its consent for early construction of the Bina-Guna line.

Accordingly, the transmission company also assured that it would complete the construction of its part in time. The benefit of this will start coming to Madhya Pradesh only in the coming Rabi season.

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