New Delhi: Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) has restored 220 kV Timbdi-Dhokadva and Savarkundla-Dhokadva transmission lines feeding power to Diu following extensive damage due to Taukte cyclone. The PSU was assigned the task of restoring 220 kV Timbdi-Dhokadva and Savarkundla-Dhokadva Transmission Lines.
Power Grid took up the restoration on a war footing and a team of about 600 personnel including expert manpower from Power Grid worked round-the-clock for early restoration of the lines in which about 33 towers collapsed besides suffering other damage. Power Grid used the Emergency Restoration System to set up eleven towers and also constructed 10 new towers restoring the 220 kV Timbdi-Dhokadva line on May 28, 2021. With the commissioning of this line, fifteen 66 kV sub-stations of GETCO could be energised to provide a reliable power supply to Diu and nearby areas. Work for restoration of the Savarkundla-Dhokadva line is currently in progress.
The Ministry of Power in a tweet said, "It's a matter of great pleasure that with the kind support of MoP, POWERGRID and all concerned, 220 kV Dhokadva substation has been charged through 220 kV Timbdi – Dhokadva line and load taken today on 28th May at 20:24 hrs."
Power Grid is at the forefront in helping state utilities across the country in the restoration of power transmission lines affected by natural calamities.
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