MLA inspects power grid substation work

NAPIT, Jan 6: Pasighat East MLA Kaling Moyong on Sunday inspected the ongoing work on the power grid substation at Napit village in East Siang district.
Accompanied by local leaders, Moyong urged the officials of the construction agency to ensure early completion of the power station to ensure uninterrupted power supply to Pasighat and its adjoining areas.
The project, which includes substations and grid transmission lines, is being implemented by the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL). It is understood that after being commissioned, the projects will be owned and maintained by the state government.
The state government earlier issued an order for placing officers to operate and maintain the state grid systems and grid substations located at Daporijo, Aalo, Niglok (Ruksin), Napit (Pasighat), Deomali, Itanagar, Naharlagun, Bhalukpong and Khuppi.
The estimated cost for the PGCIL projects in the state is around Rs 3,200 crore.
Notably, 24 such new grid substations along 1917 kms of grid lines (including parts of Sikkim) are coming up under the comprehensive scheme for strengthening of the power transmission and distribution system, and have been taken up under a new central sector plan scheme of the union power ministry.