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New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate and lay the foundation of key projects of power and urban sector in Kerala on February 19, 2021 at 4:30 pm via video conferencing. Chief Minister of Kerala, along with Union Ministers of State (I/C) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, and Housing & Urban Affairs, will also be present on the occasion.

Pugalur – Thrissur Power Transmission Project : Prime Minister will inaugurate the 320 KV Pugalur (Tamil Nadu) – Thrissur (Kerala) power transmission project. It is a Voltage Source Convertor (VSC) based High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Project and has India’s first HVDC link featuring state-of-the-art VSC technology. Built at a cost of Rs 5,070 crore, it will facilitate transfer of 2,000 MW power from the western region and help meet the growth in load for the people of Kerala. This VSC based system features integration of HVDC XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) cable with overhead lines which saves right-of-way as well as has 35-40% less land footprint compared to conventional HVDC system.

Kasaragod Solar Power Project: The Prime Minister will dedicate to the nation the 50 MW Kasaragod Solar Power Project. It has been developed under the National Solar Energy Mission. Set up over 250 acre of land spread across Paivalike, Meenja, and Chippar villages of Kasaragod district, it has been built with Central Government’s investment of around Rs. 280 crore.

Integrated Command and Control Centre : Prime Minister will lay the foundation of the Integrated Command and Control Centre at Thiruvananthapuram. Projected to be built at a cost of Rs 94 crore, it is being set up to host Smart Solutions for Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation and will act as a common point of action during emergency situations to facilitate coordinated action, according to a PIB release.

Smart Roads Project : Prime Minister will lay the foundation of the Smart Roads Project in Thiruvananthapuram. The project, to be undertaken at an estimated cost of Rs 427 crore, envisages converting 37 km of existing roads in Thiruvananthapuram to world class smart roads by bringing all overhead utilities underneath and undertaking road and junction improvements.

Water Treatment Plant at Aruvikkara : Prime Minister will inaugurate the 75 MLD (million litres per day) Water Treatment Plant at Aruvikkara built under the AMRUT Mission. It will boost supply of drinking water to people of Thiruvananthapuram and help avoid disruption of drinking water supply to the city in the event of maintenance work in the existing treatment plants in Aruvikkara.