The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has issued the draft CEA (Construction of Electric Lines in Great Indian Bustard Area) Regulations, 2023.
These regulations will apply to generating companies, transmission licensees, distribution licensees, central transmission utility, state transmission utilities who plans or owns or operates or maintains electric lines in Great Indian Bustard area. As per the proposed draft, electric lines of 33 kV and below voltage level passing through Great Indian Bustard area shall be underground cable. While electric lines of above 33 kV voltage level passing through Great Indian Bustard area shall be overhead lines installed with bird flight diverters. CEA has sought comments and suggestions on the draft regulations by March 3, 2023.