Last Updated : Friday, January 17, 2020 15:21:19

KALPATARU POWER commissioned element 1 of ALIPURDAUR TRANS

MUMBAI | RAJKOT – In a regulatory update as submitted to the Indian Stock Exchanges, Mumbai headquartered Heavy Electrical Equipment manufacturing company Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd said of having successfully connected Element-1 of Alipurdaur Transmission line in Alipurdaur-Siliguri Line with the interconnection facilities of the grid.

The release, titled, “KPTL SUCCESSFULLY COMMISSIONED ELEMENT 1 OF ALIPURDUAR TRANSMISSION LIMITED”, further read that, Alipurduar Transmission Limited (ATL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd (KPTL) has successfully connected Element-1 i.e. Alipurduar-Siliguri Line  with the Interconnection Facilities of the grid.

Earlier in March 2019, ATL had commissioned Element‐2 i.e. Kishanganj-Darbhanga Line.

With this connection  of Element 1, the project has reached full commissioning.

ATL was set up as part of inter‐state transmission system for strengthening and transfer of power from new  hydroelectric  power  projects  in  Bhutan  to  India.

The  project  involved  design,  financing,  construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of 400 KV transmission line.

The project comprises of  two elements namely Alipurduar – Siliguri Line (Element 1) and Kishanganj – Darbhanga Line (Element 2).

ATL has won this project on BOOM basis through competitive bidding process from REC Transmission Projects Company Limited (RECTPCL) for period of 35 years.

The transmission line will improve access to power and contribute to the development of the states of Bihar and West Bengal.

The project is an important milestone for KPTL as it is executed over some of the toughest terrains in the country overcoming challenging logistical hurdles and weather conditions.

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