MoP transfers Srinagar-Leh transmission system to Powergrid

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has transferred the 220 kV Srinagar-Drass-Kargil-Khaltsi-Leh Transmission System to Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (Powergrid).

The transmission system connects the Ladakh region to the national grid to ensure reliable power supply. The transmission line is 335 km long and comprises of four new state-of-the-art 220/66 kV gas insulated sub-stations (GIS) and 66 kV interconnection systems at Drass, Kargil, Khaltsi and Leh. It is built at a height of around 3,000-4,000 meters and the line passes through snow-bound difficult hilly terrain. The project was executed by Powergrid under the Prime Minister’s Reconstruction Plan (PMRP) Scheme. Subsequent to reorganisation of the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) into two union territories, the Srinagar-Leh Transmission System has been re-designated as interstate transmission system (ISTS) and transferred to Powergrid with effect from October 31, 2019 (the date of formation of the two UTs of J&K and Ladakh).