The Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister, RK Singh has laid the foundation stone for the construction of LILO of Kishenganj-Darbhanga 400kV transmission Line at Saharsa in Bihar. The execution agency for the Rs 100 crore worth project is Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL), Indian state-owned Maharatna company.
September 14, 2020. By Manu Tayal
The Union Minister of State(I/C) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, RK Singh has laid the foundation stone for the construction of LILO of Kishenganj-Darbhanga 400kV transmission Line at Saharsa in Bihar via a virtual event.
Further, the execution agency for the Rs 100 crore worth project is Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL), an Indian state-owned Maharatna company and a central PSU under Ministry of Power.
While praising PGCIL for its efforts, the Union Power Minister said that the Maharatna has played important role in connecting every state and region with national grid, especially in Bihar. The inter-regional transmission systems have helped Bihar in accessing power supply from other states at cheaper rates.
Singh further said that on completion of the Kishenganj-Darbhanga 400kV Transmission Line project, power scenario of the Saharsa district including Supaul, Khagaria and Begusarai districts shall improve. Low voltage problem of North Bihar will be considerably solved and above districts shall be benefited by reliable Power.
Notably, Saharsa is located in extreme Northern Part of Bihar and is a flood prone area due to inflow of water from Nepal. To improve the Power Scenario of North Bihar area, one 400/220/132 kV substation is being established by PGCIL at Saharsa.
Moreover, the substation shall be connected with Patna and Kishenganj through 400 kV Kishanganj-Patna Line. Both Kishanganj and Patna are very far from Saharsa and the transmission line is vulnerable in nature due to so many critical river crossing locations.
Meanwhile, the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) studied the power scenario of North Bihar and it has been decided to provide additional connection for Saharsa 400 kV Substation with Darbhanga also. The same is planned to be achieved by construction of LILO of Kishanganj Darbhanga Line.
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