KATHMANDU, Aug 5: The construction of the first-ever underground electricity transmission line of the country has completed its 48 percent work. One thousand three hundred nine meters long underground line is to be made at Matatirtha under Trishuli-Kathmandu 220 KV double circuit transmission line. Till now six hundred 30 meter lines have been installed. The infrastructure is made to comprise 24 cables in underground.
Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barsha Man Pun, Secretary Anup Kumar Upadhyaya and Managing Director Kul Man Singh Ghising jointly inspected the project site and took information regarding the work-in-progress. During the inspection, the trios have instructed the project authorities and the construction company to complete the remaining civil infrastructure of the project within two months.
In the response, the construction company has assured the government officials that the civil infrastructure of the project within stipulated time if the government would provide the proper security by controlling the local obstruction and to solve the forest issue of the area. 270 employees are being deployed for the project.