SC paves the way for construction of Chilime transmission facilities

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    RASUWA, Sept 29: The Supreme Court has quashed a writ petition filed against Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), paving the way for construction of a key transmission line project in the Trishuli River basin.

    Six locals of Chilime Village Development Committee (VDC) of Rasuwa had filed the writ against NEA, arguing that the power utility did not provide them sufficient compensation while acquiring land for the project.

    Kedar Silwal, project manager of Chilime hub, said that they can now resume work of the transmission line project.

    A division bench of Justices Mohan Bhattarai and Cholendra JBR recently quashed the writ petition which was filed last year.

    The apex court decision means power developers can now breathe a sigh of relief as they no longer have to worry about power spillage due to delay in construction of transmission hub.

    Silwal, however, said that the District Administration Office, Rasuwa, must revisit the price of land and pay due compensation to the locals.

    Local administration had offered Rs 500,000 per ropani to the locals. NEA has to acquire 52 ropani of land from the locals to build the transmission hub.

    According to NEA, the survey of the project and the process to appoint consultant is currently underway.

    Source : Republica