The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) has commissioned the 400 kV DC Lucknow-Kanpur transmission line with associated bays in Lucknow.

The Indian Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, dedicated the transmission line to the nation, stated a government release. The transmission line has been constructed under the Northern Region Strengthening Program-XXXII and is expected to ensure continuous power supply to densely populated areas of Lucknow, Panki, Unnao and Kanpur.

The government release also stated, “The transmission line will also facilitate import of additional power to Uttar Pradesh from power surplus Eastern Region and North Eastern Region.”

The transmission line will pave way for imported power from solar-rich states like Rajasthan. Mercom previously reported that the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) tendered 750 MW of solar at the Bhadla Solar Park (Rajasthan) to supply cheaper solar power to Uttar Pradesh.