India’s longest Power Grid transmission line to connect NE

GUWAHATI: India’s first High Voltage DC ± 800kV Transmission line from Biswanath Chariali (Assam) to Agra (U.P.) constructed by Power Grid Corporation of India Limited connecting the North-Eastern states is ready to exchange power from Sepetember 10.
Apart from being the 1st ± 800 kV HVDC line, this line is also the longest transmission line in the country.
After  many obstacles and challenges, the line has been successfully completed.
This line passes through many villages and habitations in the districts of Sonitpur, Udalguri, Baksa, Barpeta, Chirang & Kokrajhar.
Now Power Grid will able to exchange power with other states through this line.
In this connection, Power Grid has requested the people in the vicinity of the line to maintain distance from the line during charging and refrain thereafter from climbing towers or making any attempt to touch the conductor (with hands or otherwise)  to avoid accident.

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