SRINAGAR: The Administrative Council (AC) which met here under the chairmanship of the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, approved the proposal of the Power Development Department to upgrade the transformation capacity of the Wagoora-Zainakote transmission line by re-conductoring its 220 KV DC line.
Through the project, the Power Development Department will replace the existing 0.4 ACSR by High-Temperature Low Sag Conductor (HTLS) of circuit-II of 220 KV (reconductoring of DC 220 KV Line) at an estimated cost of Rs. 24.29 crore.
The project will enable the Power Development Department to meet the additional load demand, lower the T&D losses and ensure reliable power supply to Srinagar, Baramulla, and Ganderbal districts.
Additionally, the upgraded Wagoora-Zainakote line will also provide power backup in case of an outage of the 220 KV Amaragarh Zainakote DC transmission line