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‘Alternate transmission line for Kashmir Valley commissioned 2 months ahead of the schedule’


Srinagar, Oct 18, CNS: Global Infrastructure, Sterlite Power- which is a global developer of power transmission infrastructure with projects of over 12,500 circuit kms and 20,500 MVA in India and Brazil Thursday  said that alternate transmission line for Kashmir Valley has been commissioned 2 months ahead of the schedule.

   Ved Mani Tiwari, CEO- Global Infrastructure, Sterlite Power while addressing a press conference here in Kashmir capital Srinagar said that this transmission line can deliver an incremental 1,000 MW to the Valley. He said heli-cranes were used to air-drop 3,500 tons of material to overcome terrain challenges in the Pir Panjal Range.

    “The NRSS 29 transmission project awarded by the union government in 2014 was commissioned two months ahead of the schedule. The Northern Region Strengthening Scheme 29 (NRSS 29) which is 414 kms long will ensure reliable access to power for the Valley. Sterlite Power has built a 880 km cKM (circuit KM) transmission line passing through Pir Panjal range by using helicranes to overcome the challenges of high altitude snow and inaccessible terrains. The company was able to commission the project in four years time, and the 400 Kilovolt (KV) transmission line will provide an alternate power exchange route between Northern Grid and the State. J&K requires 2500 MW of power to provide uninterrupted electricity supply and this line allows the state to evacuate the additional power from the Northern Grid.”

Ved Mani Tiwari said that the current Central Government had designed this project in order to provide reliable power to the valley by building this alternate line. The evacuation of 1,000 MW shall play a vital role in addressing the power deficit in the region, especially during the winter months. Lot of credit must go to the people of J&K, local administration and the Union government towards early completion of this project.” (CNS)