PM dedicates POWERGRID 765/400 kV Sub-station Orai & 765 kV Sub-station Aligarh and associated lines

By Sarkaritel February 15, 2019 19:37

PM dedicates POWERGRID 765/400 kV Sub-station Orai & 765 kV  Sub-station Aligarh and associated lines

15 February, 2019 : Jhansi: Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi dedicated POWERGRID 765/400 kV Orai Sub-station & 765 kV Aligarh Sub-station and associated lines today at a mega event held in Jhansi, as part of Transmission System for inter-regional strengthening scheme for Western Region (WR) and Northern Region (NR) (Part-B).

Addressing the gathering Hon’ble PM said, “To solve the problem of electricity, the transmission system has been improved. Now along with Bundelkhand, the power system will be improved in many areas of Western UP. Power generated will be transmitted to different regions through the Western and Northern grid”.

The project involves establishment of Extra High Voltage (EHV) Sub-stations at Orai Gas Insulated Sub-station (GIS) & Aligarh Gas Insulated Sub-station (GIS) along with high capacity power transmission corridor between northern and western grids. It will strengthen the inter-regional transmission corridor and facilitate reliable supply of power to Orai, Aligarh & adjoining areas of Western UP and Bundelkhand.

Apart from enhancing power transfer capability between western region & northern region grids to the tune of 2700 MW, it will also aid transfer of power from Sasan and Vindhyachal generation complexes in western region to load centres in western and northern regions.


This project constructed by Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID), a Navratna Company of Government of India, under Ministry of Power, will make Orai a key Sub-station to feed the demand of Orai and adjoining areas of western UP and Bundelkhand region.It will also give huge boost to the tourism sector and will enhance socio-economic development, as quality power will be distributed to homes, agricultural setups, business establishments and industries of the region.The cost of the project is about Rs. 4976 Crore.

The event was attended by a graceful gathering in Jhansi, in the gracious presence of Shri Ram Naik, Hon’ble Governor, Uttar Pradesh, Shri Yogi Adityanath, Hon’ble CM, Uttar Pradesh, Sushri Uma Bharti, Hon’ble Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation, and other Hon’ble MPs and MLAs of Uttar Pradesh government.

Also present on this occasion were CMD, POWERGRID, Shri Ravi P. Singh, Director (Projects) POWERGRID, Shri R. K. Chauhan, Executive Director (NR-III) POWERGRID, Shri R. K. Singh apart from other senior officials of state government and POWERGRID.

POWERGRID is one of the World’s Largest Power Transmission Utility, and has a wide network of 151,380 circuit kilometers transmission lines, with 239 Sub-stations and transformation capacity of 353,344 MVA.

By Sarkaritel February 15, 2019 19:37