Now underground cabling to connect grids in old city

SRINAGAR: The Power Development Department (PDD) has started first of its kind underground laying of 132 KV transmission line in Srinagar city that is expected to facilitate grid connectivity in old city, eliminating need to setting up of towers.
The two city grids that are expected to get connected are the upcoming Khanyar Grid that is being setup at Baghi Ali Mardan Khan with the already existing Wanganpora Grid station in Eidgah.
While congested area all across these two grids led engineers to come with laying of this underground systems, that according to them is being deployed first time in city, eliminating setting up of huge towers for the carrying the conductors.
Another feature, say engineer of the underground cabling, is it being less prone to weather vagaries.
Afaq Ahmad Naqash, System and Operation wing at PDD said that during the snowfall, “we have seen that grid connectivity too gets effected , but using this technology will remain intact in case of any snow fall, besides it being more safe for humans too”.
He said that project is being carried by under Prime Ministers development programme (PMDP).
Mohammad Danish Malik, Project In charge LS Cable India private limited company that is executing project for PDD acting through Power Grid said, “The project has been given to LS Cable India private limited company. The transmission line will be laid partially by open cut method and partially by Horizontal Directional Drilling method to minimize damage to roads.
He added that cables will be laid in well protected conduits that are thermal

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