The Ministry of Power has approved nine new projects with an aggregate cost of over Rs 12,500 crore. These transmission projects will benefit several states such as Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra etc, by enabling high-capacity 765 kV lines carrying up to 2,100 MW each apart from construction of new 765/400 kV substations. The projects will help evacuate power from central generating stations such as 660 MW Sipat of NTPC, 1,600 MW Gadarwara, private sector generating stations such as Sassan UMPP (1,320 MW). Congestion will also be reduced in Haryana region by the strengthening of the northern transmission system. Projects which will be developed through tariff-based competitive bidding process with participation from all bidders.