Pakistan government to construct 500 kV transmission line in Chitral

The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) has planned to construct a 500 kV transmission line along with the associated grid stations to evacuate electricity from the hydropower stations in Chitral, Pakistan. The proposed project would involve the construction of a 225 km long, 500 kV line connecting the Drosh (Chitral district) and Chakdara (Dir district) grid stations, and connect the line to other transmission lines of the national grid at Chakdara. The transmission lines are estimated to cost $112.5 million. It will also include the construction of the 500 kV Drosh and Chakdara grid stations, which are expected to cost $40 million each. The K-P government will present the proposed project before investors in China, in order to get the transmission facility included under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor project.


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