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Boost to Indo-Nepal power transmission capacity

Boost to Indo-Nepal power transmission capacity

To conduit the excess power from new hydro projects in West Nepal to India, now both the neighboring countries have agreed to significantly boost up trans-border power transmission line.

While India has high power demand, Nepal has high hydro power potential. From the projects, the planned immediate capacity augmentation is for at least 1,000 MW. In addition to the long planned Butwal in West Nepal to Gorakhpur in India line, there are simultaneous plans to construct three other cross-border transmission lines from Butwal-Gorakhpur, Duhabi-Purniya, Anarmani-Siliguri or Dhalkebar to Mujaffarpur. After discussions on the matter both the countries have come to a final agreement on the matter in meeting of Energy Group under the South Asian Sub-Regional Cooperation. .

With a recently granted World Bank loan of $37 million, Nepal and India will have at least two double circuit transmission corridors between Dhalkebar-Muzaffarpur and Hetuda-Dhalkebar-Duhabi. .

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