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Boisar sub-station commissioned news
Our Corporate Bureau
01 March 2004

Palghar: The city of Mumbai will receive additional power, with the first phase of the 400/220 Kilo Volt (KV) Boisar sub-station due for commissioning by June 2005. The foundation for a mega transmission system, of which the Boisar substation is a part, was laid by the union minister for power, Anant Gite, at Boisar last week. The second phase is due to be commissioned by September 2005.

The Boisar sub-station will be a part of the tarapur transmission system (TTS), which will transmit power from the 2x500 MW atomic power station (TAPS) 3 and 4 of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL). With the completion of this project, the transfer of power to all the western region transmission systems (WRTS) of the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) spread over the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Daman, Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli union territories will be complete.

According to the minister, with the completion of the TTS, Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra will get enhanced power supply, as the Maharashtra State Electricity Board will be able to make additional purchases for its use from the system.

With Maharashtra's overall power requirement being 15,000 MW, it faces a shortage of 2,700 MW. The Boisar sub-station will go a long way in partially meeting the shortfall. The minister said that work on the Rs 35,000 crore-national power grid system, which was on in full swing, would allow 30,000 MW power to be uniformly distributed through a national grid by 2012.

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