Ladakh region will start generating power up to their full capacity for the first time

With the commissioning of Srinagar-Drass-Kargil-Khaltsi-Leh Transmission Line by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday, two main projects of the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) in Ladakh region will start generating power up to their full capacity for the first time.

Here is how it will benefit us:
The project will help provide additional 60 Mega Watts of electricity in the State during the summer season.
The foundation stone of the transmission line was laid by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 12, 2014.

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About 335 kilometres long transmission line at a height of about 4000 metres has been built in snow bound and difficult hilly terrain to connect Ladakh region with the National Grid.

This transmission line is not only going to ensure 24-hour electricity to the cold desert region in all weather conditions but will also help two main projects of NHPC—45 Mega Watts Nimoo Bazgo on Indus River in Leh and 44 Mega Watts Chutak on Suru River in Kargil to generate electricity up to their full capacity for the first time ever since their commissioning.
Four new 220/66 KV Gas Insulated Sub-Stations have also been constructed at Drass, Kargil, Khaltsi and Leh as part of this project.
The State of J&K is the sole beneficiary of these power stations.

It is pertinent to mention here that Nimoo Bazgo has been designed to generate 239.33 million units in a 90% dependable year with 95% machine availability.

Srinagar-Leh Transmission Line will ensure 24-hour electricity in all weather conditions to both the district besides helping in making available around 60 Mega Watts of additional power for the State during summer season.

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