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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa plans to add 500/220 kV facilities in Pakistan [free access]

May 5, 2021

The Energy Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) in Pakistan has recently announced its plans to undertake a few transmission projects to improve the electricity supply in the Malakand division. The department has also received clearance from the Provincial Working Development Party (PWDP) for the projects’ inclusion in the Public Sector Development Programme.


The scope of work entails the development of a 500 kV transmission line from Chitral to Chakdara, along with the development of associated substations, at an estimated cost of PKR35.5 billion; and a 220 kV transmission line in the Swat Corridor, along with the 220 kV Kalam and Mingora substations, at an estimated cost of PKR8.25 billion.