Purulia & Kharagpur Transmission Project
Two 400 kV Double Circuit transmission lines (550 CKm)
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PKTCL project has been brought into existence, keeping in view of the growing generation capacity in the Eastern region. It was much needed to strengthen the interconnection of the state grids with regional grids to facilitate exchange of additional power between them. The Project involves the establishment of two 400 kV Double Circuit transmission lines and has been awarded on a ‘Build, Own, Operate and Maintain’ basis.

Following transmission lines have been planned as a ‘system strengthening scheme’ for exchange of power between West Bengal Grid and inter-state transmission system.

  • 400 kV D/C line from Purulia Pumped Storage Power Project (PSPP) in West Bengal to Ranchi 765/400 kV sub-station of Power Grid Corporation in Jharkhand
  • 400 kV D/C line from Kharagpur 400 kV Sub – Station of WBSETCL to Chaibasa 400/220 kV Sub-station of Powergrid

Project Details

Elements Route Length Specifications Locations Status
Kharagpur – Chaibasa 161 Km 400 kV D/C West Bengal, Jharkhand Commissioned
Purulia – Ranchi 111 Km 400 kV D/C West Bengal, Jharkhand Commissioned

Key Milestones

  • In December 2013, Sterlite Power acquired special purpose vehicle Purulia & Kharagpur Transmission Company Limited from PFCCL through a Share Purchase Agreement executed on December 9, 2013
  • In September 2013, Sterlite Power emerged as the successful bidder and was awarded the Purulia & Kharagpur Transmission Project