"Reliance Infrastructure announced the commissioning of transmission line in Maharashtra through its subsidiary Reliance Power Transmission Ltd (RPTL)," the company said in a statement.

The 311 kms Pune-Parli line is part of the Western Region System Strengthening Scheme project and will connect key industrial centers of Maharashtra like Pune, Aurangabad and Beed.

"We are proud to announce the commissioning of the Pune-Parli transmission line. This is India’s first ever 100 percent privately owned inter-state transmission project of the National Grid and we at Reliance Infrastructure are proud to be implementing it," Reliance Infrastructure CEO Lalit Jalan said.

On completion, the project would enable evacuation of surplus power of about 4,000 MW from the Eastern part of the country to the Western region, the statement said. The 1,500 kms long project, to be executed at a cost of about Rs 1,700 crore, was awarded to Reliance Infrastructure through tariff based international competitive bidding process. The project has been executed under Build, Own and Operate pattern, it added.

The company has already commissioned four transmission lines of the project in Maharashtra: Solapur–Karad, Lonikand–Kalwa, Parali–Solapur and Solapur–Kolhapur. Reliance Infrastructure, at present, is executing five transmission projects across the country with total outlay of over Rs 6,600 crore.


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