The project has moved ahead with great pace than expected as bodies of both countries showed concern and monitored regularly.
So far, 40 tower bases have been constructed in Nepal side and physical structure for ten towers has been prepared. The government has given the project more importance in the budget of the current fiscal year and to complete it in time.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also, during his visit to Nepal, made commitment to move it ahead with importance and directed to mobilize necessary mechanism. It was started since June after some procedural delays.
Project chief Badri Narayan Shaha said works are moved ahead to complete the bases within next month. So far, 110 towers have been completed in Indian side and physical structures of 45 have been completed.
Distribution of compensation has been started to land owners in Mahottari and Dhanusha.
The project includes 112 towers in Nepal side and 230 in Indian side and are to be completed by July 15, 2015.
India will spend Rs. 1.27 billion Indian rupees and Nepal 7 million US Dollars.
In Nepal side, it will be constructed by Power Transmission Company Nepal (PTCN) and in Indian side, the Crossborder Power Transmission Company (CPTC) will construct it.
Source : The Rising Nepal