RASUWA, March 25: Land Compensation Fixation Committee in Rasuwa has distributed compensation for the private lands acquired for Chilime Trishuli 220 KVA transmission line.
This also paves way for construction of the infrastructure to evacuate power.
Twenty four families out of the total 26 affected families have received compensation amounting Rs 12.75 million, according to the Compensation Fixation Committee.
A committee meeting on Wednesday had decided to distribute the compensation. The task was completed in the last three days, according to Kedar Raj Siwal, chief of the transmission line project.
The distribution of compensation means acquisition of the right of way for the transmission line. But the project still needs to get permission to cut down trees from the community forest users’ committee.
However, compensation for the lands owned by trusts is yet to be distributed.
The work of laying foundations for the transmission towers has already been started.
The 27.5-kilometer transmission line from Goljung to Mailung is of two circuits, while that from Mailung to Trishuli 3B Hub is of four circuits.
The project that spans in Rasuwa and Nuwakot districts has to cut down 3,825 trees and lay 79 towers.
Chinese contractor Pinggao Group Limited and Indian consultant Power Grid India Limited are working on the project.
The project is, however, going to miss its June-end deadline. Officials say it may take another four months to complete the project if everything went as planned.
The line can transmit up to 500 MW of electricity to Kathmandu. German Development Agency (GIZ) has provided grants and European Investment Bank has given loan for the project.
The total cost of the project is 65 million euros.
Source : Republica