JK: PMRP to improve power transmission system

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Srinagar, Sep 29: Under Prime Minister's Reconstruction programme (PMRP), Rs 1350 crore are being spent in Jammu and Kashmir for improving power transmission system.

The government has earmarked over Rs 469 crore under the programme for modernisation and upgradation of the transmission system in the State, for the current fiscal, an official spokesman said today.

He said Rs 316.23 crore have been utilised under the programme by the end of August.

Under the programme, six grid stations with a capacity of 360 MVA have been completed so far. Of them, two grid stations with a capacity of 160 MVA have been commissioned.

He said in addition, 893 kms transmission lines of 220/32 KV, 132/33 KV and 132 KV level are under eraction in the state under PMRP, while 108.67 km transmission lines have been completed up to end August 2008.

Under central sector, work on seven power projects with an installed capacity of 2,799 MW is presently in progress in the state.

The projects included 330 MW Kishan Ganga, 1,020 MW Bursar, 1,000 MW Pokaldal, 240 MW Sewa-II, 45 MW Nimo Bazgo, and 44 MW Chutak projects.

The projects are being constructed by the National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC).


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