Power crisis: Telangana to sign MoU with Chhattisgarh

Power crisis: Telangana to sign MoU with Chhattisgarh

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao is expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh for supply of 1,000 MW of power to tide over the severe power shortage in Telangana.

Mr. K. Chandrashekar Rao on Saturday held a meeting with Telangana Generation Corporation chairman and managing director D. Prabhakar Rao to discuss the issues that could be raised with Mr. Raman Singh.

Mr. Prabhakar Rao told media persons that the Chief Minister had asked him to undertakea study on an alternative transmission line by the shortest route to get power from Chhattisgarh as the present line from Warda to Dichpalli was overloaded.

The Chief Minister subsequently held discussions with Irrigation Minister T. Harish Rao, Advocate General G. Ramakrishna Reddy and irrigation officials on the order of Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) restricting hydel generation by Telangana at Srisailam till Sunday. The Chief Minister reportedly asked the Advocate General to explore moving the Supreme Court against the order of the board.

Meanwhile, a press release of Telangana government has blamed the Central and Andhra Pradesh governments for the power situation in Telangana. It quoted the Chief Minister as expressing anguish over the Centre acting with vengeance in the matter of implementation of bifurcation Act.

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