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
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.
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
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