The question of whether or not special status will be granted to AP remains, but the Centre had confirmed that Amaravati, the People’s Capital will be one of the most efficient greenfield capital cities of India and will not have any deficit when it comes to the power transmission capacity.
To this effect, the AP Power Transmission Corporation Ltd (APTRANSCO) has devised a seamless transmission network of 3,830 MVA capacity that meets the capital’s power demands.
Speaking up during the Question Hour at the Rajya Sabha, Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal affirmed the same – “I can assure that at no point of time, the new capital of Amaravati will have any shortage of transmission capacity” he said.
The exact requirement of power will be decided by the AP state govt. Once the lines come up, cost of transmission infrastructure will be decided. Presently, the plans are on to set up power transmission corridors that are co-terminus with the development of Amaravati, as stated by Goyal.
The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has coordinated with APTRANSCO and has planned 400/220 kilo Volt (kV) at Elluru, Chilakaluripet, Gudivada and Inavolu along with Associated Transmission System for meeting load demand in and around Vijayawada and proposed capital city of Amaravati, the Minister said.