Modi, Nepal PM launch Muzaffarpur-Dhalkebar power line

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart K P Sharma Oli today launched the Muzaffarpur-Dhalkebar power transmission line.

Under the project, initial supply will be 80 MW, which will be augmented to 200 MW by October and 600 MW by December 2017, a Prime Minister Office’s (PMO) press release said.

Oli is on a six-day state visit to India. According to the statement, the Nepal portion of the 400 KV Muzaffarpur-Dhalkebar line is being implemented by  the government of Nepal, under an LoC (line of credit) of USD 13.5 million.

The 80 MW power would flow immediately through this line, with an initial charge of 132 KV. Thereafter, it will be augmented to 200 MW in October 2016 at 220 KV, and then to 600 MW by December 2017 at 400 KV.

The two nations also inked an MoU on strengthening of road infrastructure in the Terai area of Nepal.

This pact will enable speedy implementation of remaining work on 17 roads in package 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the Terai Road Phase-I project, totalling 518 km. Two roads in Package 1 totalling 87 km have already been completed, it said.

-More at DeccanHerald

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