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September 3, 2021

Tuticorin – Salem Line, India

By Carmen

Tuticorin – Salem Line is a 765kV overhead line with a length of 731km from Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, India, to Salem, Tamil Nadu, India.

Construction works on the Tuticorin – Salem Line started in 2015 and the project was commissioned in 2016.


The Tuticorin – Salem Line, which is an overhead line, is being operated by Power Grid Corporation of India. The Tuticorin – Salem Line is a new line. The line carries alternating current (AC) through double circuit cable.

Tuticorin – Salem Line project development status

The development of the Tuticorin – Salem Line project was approved by Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission in 2015 and the project works were completed in 2016.

Contractors involved

Hindusthan Urban Infrastructure was appointed by Power Grid Corporation of India to supply the cables for executing the 765kV Tuticorin – Salem Line.

About Power Grid Corporation of India

Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (Powergrid) a government owned Maharatna company, is an electricity transmission utility. It transmits and distributes electricity. The company owns and operates a network of transmission lines and carries out power transmission projects. Powergrid offers operations and maintenance services for transmission systems, consultancy services, smart grid and telecom services. It employs optical ground wire on power transmission lines to operate overhead optic fibre network and incorporates multifarious topology and environment technology to plan, coordinate and deploy transmission networks in India. The company serves customers in South Asia and Oceania.


All publicly-announced T&D Line & Substation projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects is sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific utility players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.

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