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Kaligandaki Corridor transmission line project completed

Kaligandaki Corridor transmission line project
Chris Hunkeler for Wikimedia Commons

Kathmandu, October 10

The construction of the Kaligandaki Corridor transmission line has been successfully completed.

The 220 KV double-circuit transmission line is expected to contribute to improving the national electricity grid system.

The transmission line starts from the Dana substation at Annapurna rural municipality-3 in Myagdi and concludes at the New Butwal Substation at Sunwal in Nawalparasi.

The contract for the construction of the 88-kilometer Kushma-New Butwal Transmission line, spanning across Parbat, Baglung, Syangja, Palpa, Rupandehi, and Nawalparasi, was signed with the Indian company L&T in 2017.

The estimated cost of the Kaligandaki Corridor Project is approximately Rs 11 billion and the project implemented by the Nepal government and the Nepal Electricity Authority is supported by the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) under the Asian Development Bank.

NEA Managing Director Kulman Ghising expressed hope that the operation of the transmission line would enhance the reliability of the integrated electricity supply system, while also addressing voltage issues in Nawalparasi and Rupandehi areas.

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