The project will expand the transmission evacuation system in Uttarakhand resulting in rapid expansion of hydropower. Approximately 6,000MW of hydropower capacity is expected to be developed in Uttarakhand by 2021, of which 2,700MW will be added in Alaknanda river basin. The project will establish a strong and reliable bulk power evacuation system of 2,500MW capacity connecting Uttarakhand to the Northern Grid.
The proposed tranche will have the following outputs: (i) construction of 400/220kV 2 x 315MW GIS substation in Pipalkoti; and (ii) construction of 400kV double circuit (D/C) from Srinagar to Kashipur Transmission Line (152.8km).
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