Power station set up for valley

Rastriya Samachar Samiti

Kathmandu, April 26:

A 66-11 kv electricity substation (K-3), with a capacity of 45 mega volt installed in the premises of Singh Durbar started operation from yesterday. The K-3 substation has been installed with the objective to improve and strengthen distribution and dissemination system of electricity in Kathmandu Valley, especially in the areas surrounding Singh Durbar. The Japanese government had provided Rs 780 million and the Nepal Electricity Authority had provided Rs 80 million for the construction of the substation. Electricity will be supplied to the K-3 substation from the Teku substation. Tsutomu Hiraoka, Japanese ambassador to Nepal, handed over the key of the project to Mahendra Nath Aryal, secretary at ministry of water resources, at a programme held here yesterday. Electricity supply to peripheral areas will be be regulated with the project coming into operation. The project mainly covers mid-valley areas as well as two areas of Patan municipality. Electricity will be supplied from the K-3 substation to Bhrikuti Mandap, Anamnagar, Putali Sadak, Singh Durbar, Kalikasthan of Kathmandu valley and Area no 1 and 2 of Patan, said Krishna Jung Rayamajhi, chief of the project. The master plan of the project was prepared by JICA in 1991 and the project was completed in a nine month period.