Centre approves Rs 13.10 billion transmission project for Ladakh

The central government has approved intra-state transmission works at a revised cost of Rs 13.09 billion from Rs 3.54 billion to link remote villages in Ladakh to the grid and phase out diesel generator sets.

The transmission works include 220 kV S/C transmission lines of D/C tower (total 307 km), including Kargil-Padum (Zanskar) (207 km) and Phyang to Diskit (Nubra) (100 km) and two 220/33 kV grid substation one each at Diskit, Nubra (50 MVA) and Padum, Zanskar (50 MVA). The REC Transmission Projects Company Limited (RECTPCL) is the project implementing agency for executing the transmission works in Ladakh, while Power Grid Corporation India Limited is the project management agency.