Power Ministry transfers Srinagar Leh Transmission system to Power Grid

New Delhi: The Ministry of Power said on Friday that it has transferred the prestigious 220 kV Srinagar-Drass-Kargil-Khaltsi-Leh Transmission System to Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL). The transmission system was dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in February 2019, and it connects the Ladakh region to the national grid, ensuring quality and reliable power supply.

Built at a height of around 3,000-4,000 meters, this 335-km-long transmission line traverses snow-bound difficult hilly terrain. It comprises four new state-of-the-art 220/66 kV Gas Insulated Sub-stations and 66 kV interconnection systems at Drass, Kargil, Khaltsi and Leh.

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The project was executed by Power Grid on a consultancy basis under Prime Minister’s Reconstruction Plan (PMRP) Scheme. Subsequent to the reorganisation of the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) into UTs of J&K and Ladakh, the 220 kV Srinagar-Leh Transmission System has been re-designated as Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS) and transferred to Power Grid with effect from October 10, 2019, the date of formation of the two UTs of J&K and Ladakh.

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