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POWERGRID energises vital
transmission line in Afghanistan
New Delhi, January 22, 2009
Corporation of India Ltd., a Government of India
enterprise under Ministry of Power, has completed the
prestigious 202 Km long 220 KV Double Circuit Transmission
line from Pul-e-Khumri to Kabul in Afghanistan and the
line has been energized on 20th January 2009 initially at
110 KV and power flow has commenced.
This line has capacity to carry
300 MW of power. The project has been funded by Government
of India under the assistance program to Afghanistan.
Timely completion of this project has further strengthened
Indian commitment and involvement in reconstruction of
The above line is an important link for Transmission System
built to bring power from the neighboring country of
Uzbekistan to Kabul. The transmission line is traversing
through snowbound and tough hilly terrain with altitude
ranging from 1800m to 4000m above sea level and temperatures
as low as -30 deg C (in the part of Hindu-kush mountain
Despite threatening and difficult conditions in
Afghanistan, POWERGRID has been able to continue with the work
and has achieved the timely completion of the Project.