Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu on June 10 dedicated the much-awaited Aalo-Pasighat-Roing-Tezu 132KV transmission systems to the service of the state.
Deputy chief minister Chowna Mein and power minister Tamiyo Taga jointly launched the project that stretches from Aalo to Pasighat. The distance covered by the transmission line is 77km which was erected by the state power department. The line further stretches from Pasighat to Tezu via Roing – a 174km line constructed by the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL).
The project also includes 2×5 MVA, 132/33-kilovolt sub-station at Dura Korong, which was commissioned by the power minister.
The deputy chief minister switched on the energisation of the 132-kilovolt transmission systems of the PGCIL from Pasighat to Tezu via Roing. Power minister spoke over the hotline in Roing to confirm the supply of electric power, which received positive affirmation.
“The work for power transmission system started in 2005 but got delayed in the following years,” said the chief minister.
Khandu thanked the officials of the power department in getting the work completed in the stipulated time and also thanked the DONER ministry for funding the project at the cost of Rs 70 crore.
“The line is capable of transmitting 150 megawatts of electric power in its first phase, and its capacity will be doubled in the future,” the chief minister said.
“This project is crucial to ensuring the supply of electric power with reliability, quality, stability and sustainability, which will benefit 1,800 villages covering over 5 lakh people,” he said and added that it will greatly improve the economy and living conditions of the people.
Khandu further announced that the works on the 95km of transmission lines for the remaining stretch between Tezu and Namsai will be completed in the next four months.
The inaugural was attended by state BJP president Tapir Gao, rural development minister Alo Libang, MLA Kento Rina among others.