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Tripura: Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurates Power Grid's Mohanpur sub-station

The Mohanpur sub-station based out of Tripura has been built by Power Grid for Tripura govt under North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project (NERPSIP)
Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurates Power Grid's Mohanpur sub-station built in Tripura under NERPSIP
Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurates Power Grid's Mohanpur sub-station built in Tripura under NERPSIP

Agartala: Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated the newly constructed 132/33/11 kV Mohanpur sub-station in Tripura on August 27. Chief Minister of Tripura Biplab Kumar Deb and Dy. CM of Tripura Jishnu Dev Varma along with  Minister of Education Ratan Lal Nath was also present at the occasion. The Sub-station has been constructed by Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (Power Grid), a Maharatna CPSU under Ministry of Power, Government of India for Tripura under North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project (NERPSIP).

NERPSIP is a Central sector plan scheme of the Ministry of Power, Government of India, envisioned to drive the economic development of the North-Eastern region of the country. The scheme is being implemented through Power Grid, for six beneficiary North Eastern states namely, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura. The main objective of the project is the Government of India’s commitment to the total economic development of the North Eastern Region and to strengthen the Intra-State Transmission & Distribution Infrastructure in the North East region. Implementation of this scheme, will create a reliable power grid and improve NER States' connectivity to the upcoming load centres, and thus extend the benefits of the grid-connected power to all categories of consumers of beneficiaries in North-Eastern region.

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Power Grid has presently 172,154 ckm of transmission lines, 262 Sub-stations and more than 446,940 MVA of transformation capacity. With the adoption of the latest technological tools and techniques, enhanced use of automation and digital solutions, the Maharatna power PSU has been able to maintain average transmission system availability >99%.

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