DPSC on behalf of the West Bengal State Electricity Transmission Company (WBSETC) will build a new 15km long 220kV double circuit transmission line for an estimated cost of INR1.17bn ($21.6m), which will run from Mangalpur to J K Nagar substation in the district.

Upon completion of the entire project, the transmission network along with sub-distribution system will be able to supply about 250MVA of electricity from grid and other power sources, reported Business Standard.

DPSC chairman Hemant Kanoria said, "On commissioning of the substation, power will be available at the door step at Raniganj and adjourning areas which will attract set up of new industry in the coal belt and improve the industrial foot print in the State of West Bengal."

The line is expected to be commissioned in 2013 and 2014.