New Katwa – New Chanditala Line is a 400kV overhead line with a length of 172km from New Katwa, West Bengal, India, to New Chanditala, West Bengal, India.

The project, which is currently in the planning stage, is expected to be commissioned in 2021.


New Katwa – New Chanditala Line is an overhead line that will be operated by West Bengal State Electricity Transmission. The line will carry alternating current (AC) through double circuit cable.

New Katwa – New Chanditala Line project development status

The construction works on the New Katwa – New Chanditala Line project were commenced in 2020 and commissioning is expected in 2021.

About West Bengal State Electricity Transmission

West Bengal State Electricity Transmission Company Ltd (WBSETCL) is an electrical utility that offers power generation services. The utility’s services include power supplying, power transmission, electricity distribution, load management, operation and maintenance of all existing EHV sub-stations, equipments and lines. It also provides construction of green field EHV sub-stations and transmission lines as per system’s requirement, sub-stations expansion and augmentation, and replacement of age old worn out conductors. WBSETCL offers adoption of new technology replacing old ones and enhancement of IT application. The utility offers its services across Kolkata.


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