For first time, Ladakh’s two main projects to generate electricity up to full capacity


For first time, Ladakh’s two main projects to generate electricity up to full capacity

With the commissioning of Srinagar-Drass-Kargil-Khaltsi-Leh Transmission Line by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, 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 and make available 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 and within 4-5 years the project has been completed by the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL).

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.Read More

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