Construction of the Samundratar-Trishuli 3 'B' Centre 132 KV Transmission Line has been completed.

Successful completion of this project is regarded as a great achievement at a time when lack of transmission line in the country was creating huge challenges in power supply, despite progress in the development of hydropower projects.

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had inaugurated the project yesterday. The 26-kilometre transmission line from Trishuli 3 'B' construction site at Kispang Rural Municipality can transmit electricity up to 270 megawatts. The centre started from Samundratar of Dupcheshwor Rural Municipality in Nuwakot district.

A total of 60-megawatt power produced from 10 hydropower projects of the private sector from Tadi Khola and its tributaries can be connected to this transmission line. Of the 26-kilometre transmission line, three kilometres is multi-circuited.

Two transformers of 30-MVA capacity towards 132/33 KV has been connected at Samundratar sub-station.

Similarly, two transformers of 8-MVA capacity towards 33/11 KV have also been connected at Samundratar sub-station.

Executive Director of Nepal Electricity Authority, Hitendra Dev Shakya said the problem of power outage in the eastern part of Nuwakot district would be resolved as power would be supplied there from the sub-station.

The project was constructed with the investment of the government of Nepal and concessional loan of Asian Development Bank and European Investment Bank. The total investment in the transmission line and sub-station stands at Rs 155 billion.

Inaugurating the project, Oli said the project would help meet the power demand of the country.

A version of this article appears in the print on July 5 2021, of The Himalayan Times.