Centre transfers Srinagar Leh transmission system to Power Grid

The Ministry of Power, Government of India on Friday transferred the prestigious 220 kV Srinagar-Drass-Kargil-Khaltsi-Leh Transmission System to Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID).

In February 2019, PM Narendra Modi dedicated a transmission system to the nation. It connects the Ladakh region to the national grid, ensuring quality and reliable power supply.

Built at a height of around 3000-4000 meters, this 335-km long transmission line traverses snow-bound difficult hilly terrain. It comprises four new state-of-the-art 220/66 kV Gas Insulated Sub-stations and 66 kV interconnection systems at Drass, Kargil, Khaltsi and Leh.

According to the ministry, the project was executed by POWERGRID on a consultancy basis under Prime Minister’s Reconstruction Plan (PMRP) Scheme. After the reorganisation of the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) into UTs of J&K and Ladakh, the 220 kV Srinagar-Leh Transmission System has been re-designated as Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS) and transferred to POWERGRID with effect from 31.10.2019, the date of formation of the two UTs of J&K and Ladakh.

On Sensex, Power Grid finished at Rs225.55 per piece down 1.3%.

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( With inputs from indiainfoline)