Leh-Ladakh to get better power connectivity as substation built at highest altitude
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 03-Nov-2017

Leh, November 3: Making impossible thing into possible, the central government has achieved yet another milestone by successfully completing the construction of 220kV voltage level substation at a high altitude of over 11,500 ft in Leh-Ladakh to provide better power connectivity to difficult mountainous regions.

 

Notably, the State-run Powergrid has established a 220kV voltage level substation at a high altitude of over 11,500 ft in Leh-Ladakh to provide better power connectivity to difficult mountainous regions. This is the first project to be set up at such a high altitude.

It has successfully completed and charged 220 kV S/c Leh – Khalsti Line section of 220 KV S/c Alusteng (Srinagar) – Leh Transmission line, along with 220/66 kV GIS sub-stations at Leh and Khalsti on 31st Oct’17. This grid connectivity is part of the Government of India’s plan to provide grid connectivity to difficult geographical areas of Leh- Ladakh.

The project was launched in 2014 and will now provide delivery of power from the Nimmo Bazgo (3x15MW) Hydro-electric power stations in Leh/Ladakh Region to remote areas. Khalsti-Kargil-Drass-Alusteng section of the project is in progress, which upon completion, will facilitate a transfer of power to Ladakh region, directly from Northern Grid, in all seasons, with reliability.

Notably, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led central government took the initiative to electrify all the villages under rural electrification scheme Deendayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY). So far 5,97,464 villages have been brightened all over the country while in Jammu and Kashmir region 6,337 census villages have been electrified.