LAHORE : Following re-erection of the blown-up tower of 220-KV Allai-ISPR-Tarnol Transmission Line, Khan, Allai and Duber Khwar Hydel Power Stations have once again started providing 254MW low-cost hydel electricity to the National Grid. The miscreants, in wee hours of March 1, blew up a tower of the transmission line in the vicinity of Battagram in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, disrupting power supply from the three high-head hydropower projects to the National Grid.

It may be mentioned that it was the second incident relating to blowing up of tower within a fortnight.

Soon after the act of sabotage, WAPDA and NTDC undertook the task of restoration of the transmission line. Despite mountainous terrain and adverse climate conditions, which made the erection of tower and stringing of conductors very difficult, the officials concerned made sternous efforts and succeeded in energizing the line in the shortest possible time.

It is pertinent to mention that Khan, Allai and Duber Khwar Hydel Power Stations are located in Shangla, Battagram and Kohistan districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa respectively. These Power Stations are connected to the National Grid through a 230-Kilometer long 220-KV transmission line. The cumulative power generation capacity of the three Power Stations is 323 MW.