With the first unit of 726 MW Palatana power project in Tripura expected to start commercial production soon, Assam hopes to draw its share of 120 MW of power despite hurdles in evacuating power from the project site.

The first unit, which is of 363 MW, has already started its trial run and is presently producing around 45-50 MW of power. However, due to non-completion of erection of high-voltage transmission line to evacuate from project site at Palatana in south Tripura and connect to North Eastern grid in Bongaigaon in Assam, production of power to its optimum capacity might get delayed.