The central government is implementing a Rs 12 billion project to connect Nubra valley in the country’s northern tip, and Zanskar, among the least-explored regions of Kargil, with the national power grid. REC (formerly Rural Electrification Corporation) will be implementing the project.
The project envisages installation of two 220 kV transmission lines. A 200-km line will run from Dras, about 50 Km from Kargil, to Padum, the main habitation in Zanskar. Another line will be strung from Phyang near Leh to Nubra block HQ Diskit, 120 km in the north. Both the lines are to be completed in 24-36 months, depending upon weather conditions.