CEA notifies procedure for shifting of transmission lines involving works by other infrastructure developers

To ensure smooth coordination between the infrastructure developing agencies and transmission licensees while developing infrastructure projects, as per the request of the Ministry of Power, the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has prepared and notified a consolidated standard operating procedure for shifting of transmission lines while developing infrastructure projects.

As per the standard operating procedure, among other provisions, developers of construction works which require shifting whole or part of the transmission lines, need to give prior intimation in writing to the owner of the affected transmission line and to the Member (Power System), CEA. Except for projects of national importance, all other requests for the diversion of transmission lines for other infrastructure projects will be considered by the owner of the transmission line, only if such diversion proposal for infrastructure projects serves wider public interest and is recommended by the concerned state government or the concerned central ministries. The circular has been issued to all states/union territories and all the concerned ministries/departments.

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