Odisha government to spend Rs 18 billion to build 99 more power sub-stations

The Odisha government will spend around Rs 18 billion to set up 99 more 33/11 kV substations to improve the power distribution system in the state. The state government has recently established six high-power grid substations in six districts and a 220 kV transmission line worth Rs 4.5 billion. These substations have been established in the Rayagada, Naba­rang­pur, Kalahandi, Sambalpur, Keonjhar and Khurda districts, while the 220 kV transmission line stretches from Balangir to Kesinga. The projects are meant to strengthen the power distribution system and ensure quality electricity supply to the people. Further, in the next five years, the state government plans to invest Rs 56 billion to strengthen the power transmission infrastructure, in rural as well as urban areas.