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India, Lanka to sign MoU on power transmission system

Jul 24, 2009 - Press Trust of India

New Delhi, July 24 (PTI) India has proposed to sign an MoU with Sri Lanka for conducting a feasibility study for establishing a power transmission system of 1000 MW capacity using overhead and sub-marine cables between two nations.

"The system will have two High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) terminal stations at both sides of the link," Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

As per the pre-feasibility report, the total estimated cost of the scheme is around Rs 2,300 crore, the minister said adding the length of the HVDC line would be approximately 350-400 kms.

"This would consist of about 200-250 km overhead HVDC line in India and between 30-50 km under sea cable and finally about 125-150 km of overhead line in Sri Lanka," he added.