Dana-Khurkot transmission line and substation ready

Published On: February 4, 2021 05:26 PM NPT By: RSS

MYAGDI, Feb 4: The construction of the 220-KV Dana-Khurkot transmission line and substation under the Kaligandaki corridor transmission line project has been completed. The two structures are ready for use after the installation of equipment and successful test of the transmission line. 

Project Chief Chandan Kumar Ghosh said that the charging of the substation and transmission line has been completed. The substation and transmission line are ready for electricity connection. 

He said, “Construction except some projects under civil and social responsibility has been completed.”

Nepal Electricity Authority had started the construction of the Dana-Khurkot transmission line on May 30, 2016 with the financial support of Asian Development Bank. 

Tata-Chint Electronic JV had got the contract to construct the 39.6-Km long Dana-Khurkot transmission line along with a sub-station at Rs 2.90 billion.

Assistant Manager of the project, Laxman Phunyal said that around 110 towers were constructed for the same and the latest  modern technology has been installed at the sub-station.

The power produced from Ghalemdi hydropower project has already been connected to the substation after the successful charging of the transmission. 

Five-MW Ghalemdikhola and 13-4 MW Thapa Khola hydropower project under the Dana substation are in operation. A target was set to complete the project within two years, but it was delayed by two years due to various reasons. 

The substation spreads over around 156 ropanis of area. The test of a six-kilometer long transmission line connecting Khurkot to Kushma Municipality-8 Chuwa of Parbat has been successful. 

The substation and transmission line have been constructed to connect the electricity generated from the Kaligandaki and its tributaries flowing through the northern region of Myagdi and the hydropower project to be constructed in Mustang to the central grid. 

A transmission line from Khurkot to Bardaghat is being constructed as per the target of constructing 142-Km transmission line from Dana of Myagdi to Bardaghat of Nawalparasi.

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