Import of 90 MW from India uncertain due to Madhes protest

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    KATHMANDU, Nov 23: The construction of Dhalkebar-Muzaffarpur cross-border transmission line to import 90 megawatts of electricity by December this year has been halted yet again.

    The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) had planned to import 90 MW of electricity by installing conductor of 132 KVA capacity. NEA was hopeful that import of power from India would aid to reduce load shedding during the winter season.

    “The work had resumed some time ago after seeking approval from agitating parties and contractor,” said Chief of Power Transmission Company Nepal (PTCN) Ashok Kumar Pandit, “But, excavator operators have denied working fearing attack from protesters.”

    According to him, the work will resume again if situation normalizes in a day or two.  Out of 113 transmission towers in Nepali side, only five are left to be constructed.

    Source : Republica