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PowerGrid to implement electrification works in Kashmir

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

State-owned said today that it has inked agreement with and to develop transmission and rural electrification work worth Rs 915 crore under Prime Minister's Development Package 2015.

"In order to strengthen Intra-State Transmission and Distribution infrastructure in & under flagship programme i.e. Prime Minister's Development Package 2015, Government of and has entrusted development of Transmission System (project cost Rs 426 crore) and Rural electrification works for eight districts (project cost Rs 489 crore) to as project implementing agency," a Power Grid statement said.

The agreement for the same has been signed on February 8, 2018 among Jammu and Kashmir's Power Development Department, and PowerGrid.

For transmission system, five new substations (4 nos 220 kV, 1 no 132 kV) will be established by PowerGrid, out of which three substations, namely Chowadhi, Samba, Kathua-II, are in Jammu region whereas two substations, namely Batpora, Khanyar are in region.

Rural electrification will be done in eight districts viz Udhampur, Reasi, Ramban, Kulgam, Pulwama, Shopian, Leh and Kargil districts.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 22:20 IST