Central government approves power transmission projects worth Rs 754.08 billion

The central government has approved Rs 754.08 billion worth of power transmission projects, making it the largest tranche, so far, under the tariff-based competitive bidding route. In June 2023, the National Committee on Transmission, convened with a draft agenda of projects worth Rs 640 billion. This is expected to evince high interest from the private sector for these large-scale power-based infrastructure projects, which will connect some of the mega renewable energy zones in the country with the national grid.