PGCIL Restores 220 kV Transmission Line Hit by Taukte Cyclone in Diu

The Ministry of Power-backed Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) has restored 220 kV Timbdi-Dhokadva and Savarkundla-Dhokadva transmission lines feeding power to Diu following extensive damage due to the Taukte cyclone.

May 31, 2021. By Manu Tayal

The Ministry of Power-backed Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) has restored 220 kV Timbdi-Dhokadva and Savarkundla-Dhokadva transmission lines feeding power to Diu following extensive damage due to the Taukte cyclone.

PGCIL is a Maharatna central public sector undertaking (CPSU) under the Ministry of Power, Government of India.

The Power Ministry said that, a team of about 600 personnel worked round-the-clock for early restoration of the lines in which about 33 towers collapsed besides suffering other damage.

Moreover, PGCIL has used the Emergency Restoration System to set up 11 towers and also constructed 10 new towers restoring the 220 kV Timbdi-Dhokadva line on May 28, 2021, it added.

With the commissioning of this line fifteen 66 kV Sub-stations of Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation Ltd (GETCO)  could be energized to provide reliable power supply to Diu and nearby areas.

However, the restoration work of the Savarkundla-Dhokadva transmission line is currently under progress, Power Ministry said.

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