New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday will inaugurate key power and urban sector projects in Kerala via video conferencing.
The PM is set to inaugurate the 320 KV Pugalur (Tamil Nadu) – Thrissur (Kerala) power transmission project. It is a Voltage Source Converter (VSC) based High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) project and has India’s first HVDC link featuring state-of-the-art VSC technology.
The project, built at a cost of ₹5,070 crore, will facilitate the transfer of 2,000 MW power from the western region and help meet the growth in load for the people of Kerala.
“This VSC-based system features integration of HVDC XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) cable with overhead lines which saves right-of-way as well as has 35-40 per cent less land footprint compared to conventional HVDC system,” the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said.
PM Modi will also dedicate to the nation the 50 MW Kasaragod Solar Power Project, which has been developed under the National Solar Energy Mission.
The project has been built with Centre’s investment of around ₹280 crores and is spread across 250 acres of land in Paivalike, Meenja and Chippar villages of Kasaragod district.
In addition to this, the PM will lay the foundation stone of the Integrated Command and Control Centre, and Smart Roads Project in Thiruvananthapuram.