A coterie in New Delhi has been allegedly preventing coal-linkage to the proposed 1,600-MW Margherita coal-based power project, said sources in the Power Department here.
The Assam Power Distribution Company Ltd (APDCL) has decided to borrow around Rs 3,000 crore from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the company is finalising the proposal for the purpose that will be placed before the State government.
The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited is implementing a Rs 8,300-crore project jointly funded by the World Bank and Central Government to revamp the transmission and distribution network in the northeastern region.
The public sector enterprise National Hydro-electrical Power Corporation will spend Rs 470 crore for river protection, erosion control measures and sustainable developmental works for the downstream areas of Subansiri
The commissioning of the ambitious Bogibeel-rail-cum-road bridge is likely to be delayed yet again, with the authorities now rescheduling the completion to March 2018.