Khimti-Dhalkebar line to be completed in 3 months

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    wpid-powerlines.jpegKATHMANDU: The construction of Khimti-Dhalkebar transmission line is being completed within three months, thanks to support from the locals in Sindhuli district.

    The construction work of the transmission line was stalled for long due to dispute over the amount of compensation of land to be given to the landowners in Sindhuli district.

    Chief of Khimti-Dhalkebar Transmission Line, Kanhaiya Manandhar said that construction of remaining six towers in Sindhuli district would be finished within next three months.

    The project was started with Rs 2.15 billion in loan assistance of the World Bank in 2006 and all works except the construction of six towers in Sindhuli district have been completed.

    As per the agreement, the Department of Roads would construct the roads from the tower-affected areas and provide compensation to the landowners based on the market value.

    After the completion of the transmission line, the Nepal Electricity Authority is expected to make Rs 1 billion in profit due to shortened distance of the transmission line as well as leakage of over 10 megawatts electricity would be saved after the new transmission line, it is said.

    Likewise, the power generated from Sipring Project is not linked to the national grid due to lack of the transmission line.

    Similarly, the power generated from the Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project and other projects of the area could be transmitted through the same transmission line.

    The transmission line that begins from Sahare VDC of Dolakha district would end at Dhalkebar of Dhanusha district via different VDCs of Ramechhap, Sindhuli and Mahottari districts.

    A total of 16 VDCs and a municipality of five districts would be directly affected from the project.

    Source : The Himalayan Times