LAHORE -  The National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) has energised first phase of 500kV Double Circuit Quad Bundle Transmission Line from Port Qasim Power Plant to interconnect with existing 500kV Single Circuit-1 Hub-Jamshoro Transmission Line.

The main objective of the project is evacuation of power from 1,320MW power from Bin Qasim Power plant . Total cost of the phase-I is approximately Rs3,000 million.

The National Transmission and Despatch Company spokesman said that the work of the 500kV Double Circuit Transmission Line Port Qasim consists of two phases, phase-I comprising of 55km long 500kV Double Circuit Quad Bundle Transmission Line from Port Qasim power house to 500kV Circuit-1 Hub-Jamshoro has been completed.

Installation of 1,320MW Coal Power Plant at Bin Qasim has been planned by the government to improve overall power supply in the system.

He further said that completion of this transmission line has improved the reliability of National Transmission and Despatch Company system and the addition of 1,320MW power in the national grid will help to bridge the demand supply gap.