NTDC Headquarter, WAPDA House LAHORE, January 14: National Transmission and Despatch Company Limited (NTDC) has successfully completed and energized the 133 km long 2nd phase of 500 kV NeelumJhehlum Double Circuit Transmission line and energized it successfully. Now the power generated through 969 MW NeelumJhehlum Hydropower Project will be dispatched directly to 500 kV Nokhar (New Ghakkar) Grid Station which is closer to the load centres.
The spokesman has said that the Transmission line has been completed in two phases. Phase-I is comprised of 152 km long emanating from Neelum Jhelum Power House to Domeli (near Rawat) which was completed in 2018, hence, completed 285 km of both phases. The 969MW power from Neelum Jhelum HPP was being evacuated from it through 500kV Rawat Grid Station.
The spokesman further updated that in addition to power evacuation from Neelum Jhelum HPP, NTDC has also connected 720MW Karot HPP through looping with this Neelum Jhelum to Nokhar Transmission Line. Presently, the testing of 720MW Karot Hydropower Project is underway and after its successful commissioning, 720MW cheap energy will be added soon in the National Grid.
Resultantly, load management issues of Gujranwala, Sialkot and the surrounding districts will be overcome. Moreover, the addition of hydel power will play a key role in improving the system reliability and voltage profile at load centers.
A session of HamdardNaunehal Assembly Karachi chapter, under the aegis of Hamdard Foundation Pakistan, was held yesterday at Bait-ul-Hikmah Auditorium in Madinat al-Hikmah titled: “International Education Day and children’s Hakim Mohammed Said.” Renowned businessman CDR. (r) Muhammad Zakir was invited as a chief guest. Mrs. Sadia Rashid, President HFP and National President HamdardNaunehal Assembly also attended the session.
Mrs. Sadia Rashid said: “The month of January marks the beginning of a new year, and this month brings us new hopes and aspirations. At the same time, this month reminds us of a person who was a symbol of hope and aspirations in the hearts and minds of all of us Shaheed Hakim Mohammad Said, who was born on 9th January.”
She also said: “This month, International Day of Education is celebrated all over the world to assert that education is a need of the hour. Education is essential for the development and character-building of a society. All his life, Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said strived to promote the importance of knowledge and wisdom. A few aspects of his personality, which were very prominent and noteworthy, include character-development and promotion of education, morale building, and care for children.”
She further said that whether it was an individual or a nation, education was as essential as wind & water for progress and development. “The high moral values of the developed nations, their social consciousness and law abidingness are due to the fact that they attain wisdom and knowledge through educating their societies.” – PR