Speedy completion of Manipur power project
Trial runs for the 36-mw power project coming up at Leimakhong, Manipur, is expected to begin soon. The government was to complete the work by May 31 so that uninterrupted power supply could be ensured in the state during the ongoing football World Cup. During the first three months of its operations, the Central government will provide heavy fuel required for the power plant and the state government will bear the cost of fuel later. The Rs 126 crore project is being set up by BHEL Ltd.
The Manipur government has also decided to install a few more substations to reduce the power load on existing substations. The government will set up three more 132 kV substations in the state. One substation will be set up at Kongba for which tender approval has already been secured. Work on another substation at Jiribam has been held up due to paucity of funds.
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