First to use helicranes to set up the line
SRINAGAR: Sterlite Power, a company that constructs another transmission line connecting Kashmir with northern grid, is set to commission the project on deadline unlike ongoing works on other transmission line projects in the Valley.
The company has completed the work in record period of four years despite it had to cut through rugged, mountainous and high altitude terrain of Pir Panjal range. It used air-crane helicopters to reach the heights in record less time to get it completed.
“We have used technology, innovation and local support to get the work done on time. The helicopters were brought form United States, their service reduced the time of work done, and improved the quality of work,” CEO, Sterlite PowerInfra Business, Ved Tiwari told reporters on Tuesday.
“Sterlite Power has effectively leveraged its project execution skills as well as effectively deployed technology, being the first to use helicranes to set up a power transmission line, ensuring ahead-of-schedule project delivery and minimising environmental impact,” Ved added.
About 1,150 towers have been erected in some of the most challenging terrains of the Pir Panjal range. Post commissioning, the company would operate and maintain the line for a minimum tenure of 35 years. The line is set to start work in October this year.
The project will increase power transmission capacity of 1000Mws in the state that has potential to provide the supply in distant areas, and solve, to a large extent, the unscheduled power cuts in Kashmir Valley. It will be the fourth for the state. However, the company’s work done in designated time period stands out against the Alistang transmission line which has not met its deadline at least four times, and PMDP-funded projects for improving the power distribution infrastructure in the Valley. The transmission line-NRSS-29- is the fifth project of the company which has been done on time.
Corporate Head, Sterlite Power, Balaji Krishna Swami told Kashmir Reader that the company was in touch with the local all the time whose smooth accommodating approach helped to finish the work on time