Gharapuri Island that houses Elephanta Caves to receive power 70 years after Independence

This island will receive power all the way from Uran with the help of four 7.5 km undersea cables

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Gharapuri Island that houses the Elephanta Caves will finally see light, 70-years after Independence. For the last three decades, the caves which are a UNESCO world heritage site, three villages on the island with a population of 2000 people, was receiving power through generators.

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Now, this island will receive power all the way from Uran with the help of four 7.5 km undersea cables.

The project will be inaugurated on Thursday evening when renowned social worker Appasaheb Dharmadhikari will switch on the transformers in the presence of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and power minister Chandrashekhar Bavankule.

The power has been sent from Panvel division of MSEDCL via a 22 KV single core cable which is 7.5 km long.

According to the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL) officials, who will be inaugurating the supply line on Thursday, said that the 7.5 km cables are the longest laid on the seabed anywhere in India.

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