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ALL FUTURE TRANSMISSION PROJECTS MAY BE PUT UP FOR PRIVATE PARTICIPATION

egNEW DELHI: Nearly all future power transmission projects in the country will be available to the private sector if the government accepts the recommendation of a high-level panel — a move that would gradually undermine public-sector Power Grid Corporation’s dominance in the sector and bring competition to this crucial segment.

 

The current practice of giving Power Grid projects on a nomination basis would end and it will now have to compete for projects like any other bidder, including those from the private sector.

 

Earlier, the government had bid out some relatively small projects to build inter-state transmission lines, but bidder interest was found to be almost non-existent mainly because transmission ta