PM Dedicated Rs 4,976 Cr Transmission Project to the Nation

The Power Ministry claimed in a statement that, this Rs 4,976 crore project will improve the power system in Western UP along with Bundelkhand.

Power Grid Corporation of India

With an aim to improve the power system, Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated PowerGrid 765/400 kV Orai Sub-station & 765 kV Aligarh Sub-station and associated lines to the Nation at a mega event held in Jhansi.

The Power Ministry claimed in a statement that, this Rs 4,976 crore project will improve the power system in Western UP along with Bundelkhand.

Further, these projects are part of transmission system for inter-regional strengthening scheme for Western Region (WR) and Northern Region (NR) (Part-B), it added.

This project constructed by Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL), will also strengthen the inter-regional transmission corridor and facilitate reliable supply of power to Orai, Aligarh & adjoining areas of Western UP and Bundelkhand.

Apart from enhancing power transfer capability between western & northern region grids to the tune of 2700 MW, it will also aid transfer of power from Sasan and Vindhyachal generation complexes in western region to load centres in western and northern regions.

The project involves establishment of Extra High Voltage (EHV) sub-stations at Orai Gas Insulated Sub-station (GIS) & Aligarh Gas Insulated Sub-station (GIS) along with high capacity power transmission corridor between northern and western grids.

The Ministry further added that, this project will make Orai a key sub-station to feed the demand of Orai and adjoining areas of Western UP and Bundelkhand region.

Besides, it will also enhance socio-economic development, as quality power will be distributed to homes, agricultural setups, business establishments and industries of the region, it added.

Recently, the Prime Minister had 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 was connected to the national grid.

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Manu Tayal

Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.

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