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Experts to decide route of power transportation to Bangladesh

PTI 01 Nov 2014, 22:07:43 PM IST

Agartala: A meeting of technical experts from India and Bangladesh would be held here on November 3 for drawing the radial inter connection line for transportation of power to Bangladesh.

Stating this Tripura State Electricity Corporation Ltd (TSECL) Chairman and Managing Director S K Roy said today 100 mw power from the 726 mw thermal power project at Palatana in Gomati district would be transported to Bangladesh.

While it was decided by the two countries that the power would be transported from Suryamaninagar power sub-station here to Comilla district of Bangladesh, the meeting would decide about the route of transportation, he told reporters.

The newly constructed Suryamaninagar sub-station in West Tripura district was erected with installed capacities for international power trading, Roy said adding the cost of transportation of power would be borne by Power Grid Corporation of India Limited.

Meanwhile, ONGC sent natural gas to Palatana project during the day for power generation by the plant's second unit, which is expected to become operational in the current year, V P Mahawar, General Manager of ONGC-Tripura Asset said. The plant now generates 363 mg watt power, he added.