Varanasi, 17 September 2018: Sterlite Power has successfully doubled the power capacity on the Gajokhar-Manduadih S/C & Varanasi Cantt -LILO point D/C transmission lines. The uprated transmission lines will transfer 1600 Ampere, up from 700 Ampere earlier, resulting in two-fold increase. The ageing transmission lines were upgraded 2 months ahead of schedule.  

Indian railways owned Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW), the largest diesel-electric locomotive manufacturer in India, along with residents of the region will benefit from the project.

Manish Agarwal, CEO, Sterlite Power – Solutions Business, said, “The project was completed in just 107 days of shutdown as opposed to 180 days as per the contract. The project would positively impact lives of 1.5 to 2 lakh people residing in the region. Our focus was to mitigate grid congestion by augmenting power transfer capacity, improve line efficiency and enhance system reliability.  The project was concluded with minimum disturbance to the public and we thank the local administration and partners for their support in early completion of the project. With the completion of this project, we have upgraded more than 2,500 cKM of transmission lines in the country across 25 corridors.

Smart Cities Mission is an urban renewal and retrofitting program by Government of India with a mission to develop 100 cities across the country making them citizen friendly and sustainable. Varanasi stands 11th in the ranking of the smart city and initiatives like these are integral part of redevelopment of the city.

About Sterlite Power

Sterlite Power is a leading global developer of power transmission infrastructure with projects of over 12,500 circuit kms and 20,500 MVA in India and Brazil. With an industry-leading portfolio of power conductors, EHV cables and OPGW, Sterlite Power also offers solutions for upgrading, uprating and strengthening existing networks. The Company has set new benchmarks in the industry by use of cutting-edge technologies and innovative financing. Sterlite Power is also the sponsor of IndiGrid, India’s first power sector Infrastructure Investment Trust (“InvIT”), listed on the BSE and NSE.

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