Kerala State Electricity Board seeks regulator’s nod to pay Rs 168 crore


Kerala State Electricity Board seeks regulator’s nod to pay Rs 168 crore

The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has approached the power regulator seeking permission to utilize around Rs 168 crore for meeting compensation claims of landowners in the Edamon-Kochi sector, where a 400kV power line is being built for sourcing power from Kudankulam nuclear power station to Madakkathara (Thrissur) substation.

The total compensation amount to be distributed has been pegged at Rs 4,730.59 crore. The Power Grid Corporation Limited (PGCL), which is building the line, the state government and the KSEBL would jointly share the costs. The transmission line, for which work had begun in 2008, hit a series of roadblocks after landowners, especially planters, raised protests.

As per the original schedule, Thirunelveli-Madakkatara transmission line was to be completed by 2010. Read More

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