Srinagar-Leh transmission line transferred to PowerGrid
- Ministry of Power, Government of India has transferred the prestigious 220 kV Srinagar-Drass-Kargil-Khaltsi-Leh Transmission System to Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID).
- 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.
- The transmission system was dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister in February 2019, and it connects the Ladakh region to the national grid, ensuring quality and reliable power supply.
- It is built at a height of around 3000-4000 meters.
- This 335-km long transmission line traverses snow-bound difficult hilly terrain & connects the Ladakh region to the national grid, ensuring quality and reliable power supply.
- The project was executed by POWERGRID on a consultancy basis under Prime Minister’s Reconstruction Plan (PMRP) Scheme.
Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID)
- It is an Indian government electricity board and a Maharatna Public Sector Undertaking owned by the Ministry of Power, Government of India which is engaged mainly in the transmission of bulk power across different states of India.
- POWERGRID transmits about 50% of the total power generated in India on its transmission network.
- POWERGRID also operates a telecom business under the name POWERTEL.
|Founded||23 October 1989|
|Headquarter||Gurgaon, Haryana, India|
|Chairman & MD||Kandikuppa Sreekant|