The government’s plan to connect India’s southern grid to the national grid and having a single transmission network in the country, might get delayed by another six months.

The grid connection project is now expected to be achieved by July 2014. Earlier the project was anticipated to be completed by January 2014, reported Zee News.

A single transmission connecting the two grids is expected to improve electricity supply and reduce power outages by transferring electricity from the states with surplus power to the electricity deficient states.

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA), a power sector planning body, is supervizing the progress of the grid synchronization.

According to India’s central transmission utility Power Grid Corporation, the transmission link between Raichur in the state of Karnataka and Sholapur in Maharashtra will link the southern grid with the national grid.

The national grid is limited to five regional grids, namely the Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western and North-eastern grid, and all the grids except the southern grid are operating in synchronized manner since August 2006.