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PowerGrid vows 55K man-hours for PM’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

State-run Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) has taken a giant leap forward by pledging 55,000 man-hours in year the 2016 towards fulfilling its commitment towards the national agenda of Swachh Bharat. 

Chairman & Managing Director I S Jha, along with all the functional directors of the company, addressed the employees of PowerGrid Corporate Centre, regional offices and sub-stations including POSOCO through video conferencing and administered a pledge of adding traction to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, under its CSR initiative.  

Power Grid has made a statement by pledging 55,000 man-hours in year the 2016 for Swachh Bharat. The work towards achievement of 55,000 man-hours target took off on  February 15, 2016 at Raipur, Chattisgarh where the employees cleaned the areas in the proximity of the PowerGrid office. 

Similar activities have been scheduled in the coming weeks in all the offices of PowerGrid at the national level.

Power Grid Corp, Sterlite, Adani, Reliance Power Transmission and Kalpataru have entered the fray for Rs 500 crore transmission project in the North. Under the Northern Region System Strengthening Scheme, NRSS-XXXVI, the 400 kV link between Rishikesh and Koteshwar will improve reliability and power supply to Uttarakhand.

“PGCIL, Sterlite, Adani, Essel, Reliance Power Transmission and Kalpataru have qualified technical bids for the NRSS XXXVI transmission project,” a source said. “Today is the last day for submitting financial bids for the project by the six eligible bidders on technical grounds.

The financial bids are likely to be opened next week,” the source said. Rural Electrification Corp subsidiary REC Transmission Projects Company Ltd is conducting the tariff based bidding of this project.
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