Representational image | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Nileshwar: A new power highway for northern Kerala will soon be a reality. The construction of the 125 km-long Kasaragod-Wayanad power highway will be inaugurated on May 16.
The 400 kv line, connecting the new substation at Kayani in Karinthalam of Kanhangad in the Kasaragod district and Payyampally in Mananthavady, Wayanad, costs Rs 360 crore. A substation will be built in Payyampally as well.
The total cost of the power highway and sub stations will amount to Rs 860 crore. KSEB will bear the cost of the power highway.
Kasaragod, Kannur, Wayanad and a section of Kozhikode districts will benefit from the project.
The construction of a 400 kv bay at Udupi substation as part of the union energy ministry's power highway project, the 115 km power highway to Karinthalam from Udupi and the 400/200 kV substation at Karinthalam are underway. A Special Purpose Vehicle, Udupi-Kasaragod Transmission Ltd, was formed for this.
National Grid is the high-voltage electricity supply line. Power stations and substations are connected through this line with lesser transmission loss.