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PowerGrid to restore damaged transmission line by June 1st week

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

State-run today said that it will complete the work of restoration of transmission lines damaged due to wind storm by the first week of next month.

"Work for restoration of balance 12 nos. of transmission lines is in full swing with mobilisation of 39 nos. of gangs consisting of 1,000+ persons and is expected to be restored by first week of June, 2018," PowerGrid said in a statement.

According to the statement, PowerGrid has restored 54 transmission lines on war footing within 24 to 30 hours which had been damaged in the severe windstorms of speed up to 130 km/hr that hit several parts of in May 2018 damaging many transmission elements.

About 66 transmission elements including damage of number of sub-station equipments were reported.

The company said that swift action taken by it for restoration of line/substation equipments minimised the impact of line trippings on the national grid and it was able to meet the power demand of 160 GW of the country, which is the highest so far.

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

First Published: Fri, May 25 2018. 16:45 IST