Union Minister of State (I/C) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, R K Singh, laid the foundation stone for construction of LILO of 400 kV Kishenganj-Darbhanga Transmission Line at Saharsa in Bihar on 13 September 2020.
The cost of the project is Rs 100 crore. The execution agency for the project is the Power Grid Corporation of India (POWERGRID), a central PSU under the Ministry of Power.
Once the transmission line project is completed, the power scenario of Saharsa district including Supaul, Khagaria and Begusarai districts will improve. The low voltage problem of North Bihar will be considerably solved and the above districts will benefit.
Saharsa is located in extreme northern part of Bihar in a flood-prone area due to inflow of water from Nepal. To improve the power scenario of North Bihar area, one 400/220/132 kV substation is being established by POWERGRID at Saharsa.
The substation will be connected with Patna and Kishenganj through 400 kV Kishanganj-Patna Line. Both Kishanganj and Patna are far from Saharsa and the transmission line is vulnerable in nature due to many critical river-crossing locations.
The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) studied the power scenario of North Bihar and decided to provide additional connection for Saharsa 400 kV substation with Darbhanga also. The same is planned to be achieved by construction of LILO of Kishanganj-Darbhanga Line.