The transmission of power from the hydel projects located in the Chandrabhaga basin will be undertaken through the 9-km-long Rohtang tunnel that will help to reduce the cost of transmission by several crores.

The state government has already held talks with the Rohtang tunnel authorities to allow the transmission of power through the Rohtang tunnel by way of gas-filled cables. In case the proposal comes through, it will be for the first time anywhere in the state that power transmission will take place through gas-filled cables.

It is expected that the proposal would get the nod of the tunnel authorities even though some charges would have to be paid for using the tunnel for power transmission. However, the expenditure for it would be borne by Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL).

Via: Tribuneindia