The prime minister has laid the foundation stone for seven extra high voltage (EHV) substations and 24 low tension (LT) substations in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh. The project, which is being implemented by Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (Powergrid), comprises 24 new 132/33kV EHV substations with a 529 MVA transformation capacity and 70 new 33/11 kV distribution substations with a 465 MVA transformation capacity apart from laying of 1,917 km of 132 kV transmission lines and 1,923 km of 33 kV lines. The contracts for the construction of 18 substations of 132/33 kV, the laying of 1,716 km of 132 kV transmission lines and the setting up of 46 substations of 33/11 kV with associated 33 kV lines of 1,202 km have been awarded. The construction activities in 13 substations of 132/33 kV, 21 substations of 33/11 kV and associated lines have already been commenced. The project will augment and improve the present transmission and distribution system through 33 kV and 11 kV lines to villages and towns, including the remote and border areas.