• Election Commission sends complaint against alleged false affidavits filed by Dhanera MLA Nathabhai Hegolabhai Patel to Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) for probe in response to check alleged discrepancies in his election affidavit
  • Gujarat completes 129.27 per cent rain of normal average monsoon season
  • Inspector Pritesh J Patel's body hit by a bullet from his service revolver found from his car in Sachivalay campus in capital Gandhinagar in suspected case of suicide this morning. Inspector PJ Patel had not returned home last night. He was on duty of Sachivalay complex
  • 20 bills to be moved in Gujarat Assembly Monsoon session starting from September 21. Discussion on coronavirus pandemic situation in the state on the first day's second session for 2.5 hours
  • Unjha APMC Vice Chairman Shivam Rawal dies of Coronavirus infection He was admitted to Ahmedabad based private run Sterling hospital for last over one and half month
  • 1432 new cases of Covid-19 detected in 24 hours ending at 5 pm today in Gujarat as per the latest daily bulletin by the State health department
  • Jamnagar district SP Shweta Shrimali transferred to SRP Group 17 as Commandant; Deepan Bhadran, DCP of Ahmedabad Crime Branch replaces her as SP Jamnagar
  • Polling for election of Banas Dairy's Board of Directors to be held on 19 October
  • De-commissioned INS Viraat, a Centaur Class Aircraft Carrier, which was in service for 30 years, moves out of the Naval Dockyard for a ship-breaking yard at Alang in Gujarat .

Sterlite Power completes acquisition of Lakadia – Vadodara Transmission Project

Vadodara: Sterlite Power today announced the acquisition of its inter-state GEC transmission project, Lakadia-Vadodara Transmission Project Limited (LVTPL), from PFC Consulting Limited. The company had won this project (WRSS 21 – Part B) through tariff-based competitive bidding process and would execute it under the Build, Own, Operate and Maintain (BOOM) model for 35 years in the state of Gujarat.

The project is aligned to enable the country’s renewable energy target of installing 175 GW RE by 2022 and connects the wind energy zones of Bhuj in Gujarat to the load centres in the States of Gujarat and Maharashtra. The project involves laying 350 kms of 765 kV double-circuit transmission line connecting 765/400 kV Lakadia substation to Vadodara substation in Gujarat, in an aggressive timeframe of 18 months.

Commenting on the project acquisition, Pratik Agarwal, Managing Director, Sterlite Power said, “This is another resounding success for Sterlite Power. We are proud to be part of this energy-transition journey of the country and are fully geared to contribute to it with this and more such projects.”

With the acquisition of this project, the company has increased its domestic footprint in inter-state transmission projects to 22 states with a cumulative transmission line network of more than 9000 ckms and 16,000 MVA transformation capacity. This marks the 14th addition to our domestic project portfolio. The company has a strong presence in Brazil with a portfolio of 10 transmission projects.

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