GUWAHATI, Sept 4 - India�s first high voltage DC �800 kv transmission line from Biswanath Chariali to Agra in Uttar Pradesh is all set to be charged on September 5, a press release received here stated.
Constructed by the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, this is the longest transmission line in the country. Out of the 1,753-km length of this power transmission line, 384 km falls within Assam and passes through many villages in Sonitpur, Udalguri, Baksa, Barpeta, Chirang and Kokrajhar districts.
This futuristic project is capable of transmitting 6,000 MW power and shall play a crucial role in integrating the electrical system of the North-Eastern region with the rest of the country for efficient and reliable power transfer and further fortification of the National Grid.
In this connection, the Power Grid has urged the people in the vicinity of the transmission 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.