New Delhi: Power Grid has handed over one vaccine delivery van, twelve ice lined refrigerators and nine deep freezers to the district administration of Kargil (Ladakh) on Monday. The items costing Rs 29 lakhs have been handed over by Power Grid under its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative. The vaccine delivery van shall benefit residents of far-flung areas of the UT and help in achieving a greater vaccination drive. With the help of freezers, COVID-19 related and other vaccines can be stored, preserved and transported easily. It will support to tackle logistic challenges of vaccine distribution in Kargil. On this occasion, Mohsin Ali, Executive Counsellor (Kargil) flagged off the Vaccine Delivery van.
Power Grid is also supporting the Ladakh region in rural electrification infrastructure in far-flung villages under various schemes of the government of India like PMDP, DDUGJY where, in the Drass Tehsil of Kargil district one 66/11 kV Sub-station is being established, which will feed various adjoining villages and shall improve power availability. Under these schemes, Power Grid is electrifying 23 villages costing Rs 57 crore in Kargil district. Further, under PMDP scheme 66 kV power line network will also be strengthened at a cost of about Rs 30 crore.
In order to boost up the employment opportunity for local youth, Power Grid has also planned a special recruitment drive of junior engineers specifically from the Ladakh region.
Power Grid has built a state-of-the-art 220/66 kV Gas Insulated sub-station at Kargil, which connects the region to the national grid. Power Grid has 171,950 circuit km of transmission lines, 262 Sub-stations and more than 444,738 MVA of transformation capacity. With the adoption of the latest technological tools and techniques, enhanced use of automation and digital solutions, Power Grid has been able to maintain average transmission system availability >99%. With the recent transfer of 220 kV Srinagar-Leh transmission systems to Power Grid, its responsibility has increased manifold to maintain the system availability as per standards and provide reliable power to the entire Ladakh region.