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JUN 06 2013

$150m ADB loan for Uttarakhand hydropower

  • Economic Times, ET Bureau / Hyderabad
  • Created: Thu 06th JUN 2013

Uttarakhand has signed a $150 million loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for hydropower development, the multilateral funding agency said.

This is the fourth tranche of the loan under the Uttarakhand Power Sector Investment Programme that will help develop infrastructure for a new 400 kV (kiloVolt) substation at Pipalkoti and a transmission line from Srinagar to Kashipur at 400 kV level in Uttarakhand, ADB said in a release.

"The project will help supply up to 2,500 MW (Megawatts) of hydropower from Uttarakhand to Northern India grid. This will enhance hydropower development in the state of Uttarakhand, ADB said.

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