Kaligandki corridor transmission line is expected to completed by June


There is the potential to waste 300 megawatts of electricity if the line is not built.

Kathmandu, 11 May 2023. The construction of the Kaligand Corridor 220 kV transmission line project is expected to completed by  June.
The 127 km double circuit transmission line project starting from Annapurna rural municipality-3 Dana substation in Myagdi and passing through Parbat, Baglung, Syangja, Palpa, Rupandehi to Sunwal municipality-13 Bhumhi in Nawalparasi (Bardghat Susta West) is being divided into two sections.
Under the first section, the construction of 39 km transmission line from Dana to Kushma Municipality-2 Khurkot in Parbat has been completed and has been put into operation. The construction of 220 ÷ 132 KV substations in Khurkot and 220 ÷ 132 ÷ 33 KV substations in Dana have already been completed in the first section.
Under the second section, the construction of 88 km transmission line from Kushma to New Butwal substation is in final stage. The construction of this section is going on to be put into operation by next June. Among the 235 towers in this section, three in Parbat, 1 in Palpa, and 5 in Rupandehi are under construction. The wires have been pulled on the completed towers.
The construction of 17 towers belonging to 220 KV four circuit (multi circuit) line from Sunwal Municipality-13 Badera to New Butwal substation in Nawalparasi has been completed. Out of the 5.6 km multi-circuit line, 2.9 km of the wire is yet to be laid.
1,150 trees have to be cut down to draw the line in the forest area managed by the Badera Community Forest Consumer Committee. The Council of Ministers has approved the use of land in the forest area and the cutting of trees there. In agreement with the Department of Forestry and Land Conservation, tree felling orders are in the process of being taken.
Managing Director of Nepal Electricity Authority, Kulman Ghising, said that they should visit the under construction transmission line construction site in Palpa, Devdah and Nawalparasi in Rupandehi and work to complete it by June.
Managing Director Ghising requested the Chief District Officer of Nawalparasi, Lumbini Province, Director of Forest Directorate to provide the necessary support and facilitation to complete the construction of the national priority and very important line. “If the construction of this line is not completed within June, there is a situation where the 300 megawatts of electricity produced by the hydroelectric projects will not be able to be transmitted and will have to be wasted. Such a situation is a loss not only for the authority but for the country as a whole,” he said. “Necessary support and facilitation should be provided to complete this line, which has reached the final stage of construction.”
Project Manager Chandan Ghosh said that most of the problems in the construction are being solved, so the rest of the work is being done with the goal of completing it by June.
The construction of the Kaligandaki Corridor transmission line has been started with the investment of the Nepal Government and authorities and concessional loans from the Asian Development Bank for the electricity flow of the hydropower projects to be built in the Kaligandaki and its tributaries. About 1,200 megawatts of electricity can be transmitted through the transmission line.