Agartala: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has sanctioned a Rs. 1,925 crore project for up-gradation of power generation and distribution in Tripura, Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma said on Wednesday.
The amount was recently sanctioned to the Tripura State Electricity Corporation Limited (TSECL) after the state government had sought the ADB’s assistance, Dev Varma who is also the power minister, told reporters here.
“The project has been sanctioned for upgrading capacity of 63 MW Rokhia Project to 120 MW at an estimated cost of Rs 699.80 crore and modernising Gumti Hydro Electric Project at an estimated cost of Rs. 1225.88 crore,” he said.
Rokhia project is located at West Tripura district whereas Gumti project is in Gomati district.
Meanwhile, the North East Council has also approved sanction of Rs. 12.7 crore for overhaul of the 49.15 km-long Ambassa-Gandacherra power transmission line.
Dev Varma said residents of the remote areas will get stable power supply after completion of the project. PTI