Nepal | September 22, 2020

Kabeli transmission line to be completed by this fiscal year

Himalayan News Service
Share Now:

Kathmandu, May 5

Despite facing hurdles from various government entities and locals, the construction of the 42.88-kilometre-long 132 kVA double circuit Kabeli Corridor transmission line project is expected to be completed by the end of this fiscal year.

Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), which is responsible for constructing the aforementioned transmission line project, informed about the latest development today.

The construction of the transmission line has been divided into three sections.

The first section stretching from Lakhanpur in Jhapa to Godak in Ilam has been completed and the third section extending from Phidim to Amarpur in Panchthar is about to be completed. Meanwhile, even though there were delays due to the protests of the locals, the construction work of the second section from Godak to Phidim has also been completed.

As per NEA, construction of the second section that stretches from Godak to Phidim has been completed and the power utility started a test transmission today.

Kul Man Ghising, managing director of NEA, informed that the transmission line from Godak to Phidim has been further divided into two segments — one segment of the transmission line will be charged at the Godak substation and the other will be charged at the Lakhanpur substation.

“After continuous negotiations with local level representatives regarding issues raised by the locals and the local community forest we are finally close to completing the construction of the transmission line,” said Ghising. “There were issues related to land compensation too, which have been resolved now.”

He further said that the third section that extends from Phidim to Amarpur will be completed by the end of the ongoing fiscal year.

After the completion of the Kabeli Corridor transmission line, hydropower projects that have been constructed in Kabeli Khola, Hewa Khola and Mai Khola will be able to transmit the generated electricity to the national grid.

The corridor will help integrate the electricity produced in the eastern hilly districts like Panchthar, Taplejung and Ilam.


A version of this article appears in print on May 06, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.


Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Photo Gallery: Rohingya refugees receive relief in Kapan amid COVID-19 crisis

KATHMANDU, SEPTEMBER 21 Hiteri Foundation provided food relief packages to long-persecuted Rohingya Muslim refugees here in Kapan on Sunday, September 20. More than 175 families are taking shelter in Kapan after entering Nepal following a mass exodus from their native Myanamar. Also seen in pi Read More...

Melamchi Drinking Water Project to apply 'Tunnel Boring Machine' method

KATHMANDU: Preparation has begun to devise a new technology to excavate tunnel to bring Yangri and Larke rivulets water to Kathmandu under the second phase of the much-awaited Melamchi Drinking Water Project. The diversion tunnel was excavated by Drilling, Blasting and Mucking (DBM) technology to Read More...

In Pictures: Lalitpur school provides internet facility to students sans access

Lalitpur, September 21 Teachers take online classes with internet facility provided by school at the empty classroom of Shree Rudrayanee Secondary School in Khokana, Lalitpur on Monday, September 21, 2020. The School has facilitated internet access to those students who cannot avail the same at h Read More...

1154 new infections surface Monday, Nepal’s Covid-19 tally surpasses 65k

KATHMANDU: The nationwide coronavirus infection tally surpassed 65,000 on Monday with the report of 1154 new infections. Nepal's Covid-19 count, as such, stands at 65,276. The number of total active cases in the country as of today is 17,611. Similarly, 7,403 people are placed in quarantine Read More...

Nepal records highest death toll in single day, 427 covid fatalities till date

KATHMANDU: Nepal on Monday reported its highest number of deaths from the novel coronavirus in a single day. As many as 16 Covid-19 fatalities were confirmed in the last 24 hours. It brings the total number of deaths in the country to nearly 427, according to data from Ministry of Health and Popu Read More...

A magnificent view of Kathmandu as captured from Swayambhu on Monday, May 9, 2016. Photo: RSS

674 more infections logged in Kathmandu valley, amounts to over 58pc of total new cases

KATHMANDU: Kathmandu valley on Monday logged 674 new cases of coronavirus infection. As per the Health Ministry's latest report, of the total cases, the capital recorded 538 cases while 62 new infections surfaced in Lalitpur. Meanwhile, the number of active infections have been increasing stea Read More...

Nepal COVID-19 Update: 1154 new cases, 1005 recoveries, 16 fatalities logged Monday

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s Health Ministry, in its regular press briefing, shared the latest updates on coronavirus contagion from across the country, and government’s response to the health crisis. Read Also: 674 more infections logged in Kathmandu valley, amounts to over 58pc of total new cases Read More...

Indian filmmaker Anurag Kashyap to pursue legal route against sexual misconduct allegations, actress Payal Ghosh to file FIR

KATHMANDU: Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by budding actress Payal Ghosh, said he intends to pursue legal action while the actress has said she will file an FIR against him. Issuing a statement through his lawyer, Kashyap also said it was sad that a Read More...