Sterlite Power has successfully doubled the power capacity on the Gajokhar-Manduadih S/C and Varanasi Cantt – LILO point D/C transmission lines. The up-rated transmission lines will transfer 1,600 Ampere, up from 700 Ampere, resulting in two-fold increase. The ageing transmission lines were upgraded two months ahead of schedule.
Indian Railways-owned Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW), the largest diesel-electric locomotive manufacturer in India, along with residents of the region will benefit from the project.
Manish Agarwal, CEO, Sterlite Power – Solutions Business, said, “The project was completed in just 107 days of shutdown as opposed to 180 days as per the contract. The project would positively impact lives of 1.5 to 2 lakh people residing in the region. Our focus was to mitigate grid congestion by augmenting power transfer capacity, improve line efficiency and enhance system reliability. The project was concluded with minimum disturbance to the public and we thank the local administration and partners for their support in early completion of the project. With the completion of this project, we have upgraded more than 2,500 cKM of transmission lines in the country across 25 corridors.”
Smart Cities Mission is an urban renewal and retrofitting programme by the Government of India with a mission to develop 100 cities across the country making them citizen-friendly and sustainable. Varanasi stands 11th in the ranking of the smart city and initiatives like these are integral part of redevelopment of the city.