Centre seeks Rs 220 billion for 900-km Ladakh power link

The central government has, reportedly, sent a note to the expenditure finance committee (EFC) for the construction of the 900-km power transmission link from Ladakh at an investment of around Rs 220 billion.

Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) has been tasked with building the marquee project that will transmit 10 GW of renewable energy capacity being set up in Ladakh. While the government was earlier considering calling global bids for setting up the link, PGCIL was awarded the project on a nomination basis due to security concerns over China. The transmission link will run from Pang in Leh to Kaithal in Haryana, and will have a 12 GWh battery energy storage component.