PM reviews progress on 220 KV Srinagar - Leh Transmission Line

PM reviews progress on 220 KV Srinagar - Leh Transmission Line

An official statement said the Prime Minister reviewed the progress on the 332 Km long, 220 KV Transmission Line passing through Srinagar-Zojila Pass-Drass- Kargil-Khalsti to Leh and four 220/66 KV substations in Drass, Kargil, Khalsti and Leh.

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi Wednesday held his 15 th  monthly video conference under his Pro-active Governance and Timely Implementation (PRAGATI) initiative, with Union Secretaries of various Ministries and Chief Secretaries of States.

Chief Secretary J&K B R Sharma also participated in the video conference.

An official statement said the Prime Minister reviewed the progress on the 332 Km long, 220 KV Transmission Line passing through Srinagar-Zojila Pass-Drass- Kargil-Khalsti to Leh and four 220/66 KV substations in Drass, Kargil, Khalsti and Leh.

The sanctioned cost of the Project is Rs 1788 Cr. The cost of the Project will be borne by the Centre and State in the ratio of 95:5. The project was approved in January 2014 and is scheduled for commissioning in September 2017. Once completed the Project will feed power to Ladakhregion and interlink J&K’s existing 66 KV system.

The electricity supply system of Ladakh region is currently isolated from the Northern Grid and fed through local small hydro generation and diesel generator sets. The region is experiencing energy shortage and  accordingly to overcome this shortage, 220 KV Transmission Line has been planned to improve reliability of power supply through interconnectionwith the Northern Grid.

The Project is being executed by Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) and subsequently will be transferred to J&K Government.

Chief Secretary informed the Prime Minister that while the land for substations at Drass, Khaltsi and Leh have been handed over, the land acquisition process for substation at Kargil has been initiated and it will be handed over shortly.