Leh, Kargil finally plug in to national power grid

Leh, Kargil finally plug in to national power grid

More than 70 years after Independence, an engineering feat by state-run transmission utility PowerGridhas made it possible for India’s northernmost areas in Jammu & Kashmir to plug into the national electricity network to bring ‘one-nation-one-grid’ closer to reality.

On Saturday, PowerGrid and Jammu and Kashmir power department switched on the Alusteng-Alunday stretch of the 350-kilometre Srinagar-Kargil-Leh transmission line tracing some of the world’s highest mountain ranges and inhospitable terrains separating the Kashmir Valley from the frontier districts of Ladakh and Kargil.

Sources told TOI power flowed for four hours through the 220-Kv (kilo-volt) line and its four sub-stations connecting Leh with the northern grid at Alusteng near Srinagar. Read More

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