Modi Dedicates 220 kV Srinagar-Leh Transmission Line to the Nation

The implementation of the project was aimed to supply power to the people of Ladakh round the year and further the evacuation of surplus power of Kargil & Leh Hydel stations of NHPC in summers.

Srinagar Leh Transmission Line

Prime Minister Narendra Modi while inaugurating various development projects in Leh and Ladakh during his recent visit, dedicated the 220 kV Srinagar- Alusteng – Drass- Kargil – Leh Transmission System to the Nation.

The transmission line will guarantee quality power supply to Ladakh round the year. Giving a huge boost to the tourism sector and enhancing the socio-economic development of the region, which at last is connected to the national grid.

The PM had laid the foundation stone for this project on August 12, 2014, and within 4.5 years, the project was completed by the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID). “We’ve left behind culture of delays,” Modi said at the time.

The Rs 2266 crore project will result in minimising the massive use of diesel generating sets during winters and thus will help in the protection of the beautiful environment, of pristine Ladakh region.

The implementation of the project was aimed to supply power to the people of Ladakh round the year and further the evacuation of surplus power of Kargil & Leh Hydel stations of NHPC in summers.

The 330 km long transmission line is a flagship project of Government of India, under PMRP scheme which was aimed to improve reliability & quality of power supply in Ladakh region of J&K by connecting with National Grid.

Funding provisions for the development of the transmission system were in the ratio of 95:05 (95% Govt. of India share and 5% J&K state).

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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