Cabinet approves Rs 1236 cr investment for Arun-3 hydro project


Cabinet approves Rs 1236 cr investment for Arun-3 hydro project

The government Thursday approved Rs 1,236.13 crore investment proposal for transmission component in Nepal portion of Arun-3 Hydro Electric Project by Sutlej Jal Vikas Nigam (SJVN).

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved investment for Transmission Component of Arun-3 Hydro Electric Project (Nepal portion) for an estimated cost of Rs 1,236.13 crore at June 2017 Price level, an official statement said.

The current approval is for investment approval of 400 kV D/C Diding (In Nepal) – Bathnaha (International Border) via Dhalkebar (In Nepal) Transmission Line of approximately 217 KM falling within the territory of Nepal to evacuate power from Arun-3 HEP (hydro electric project) in Nepal, according to the statement.

Employment generation of around 400 persons is envisaged in construction of transmission component of the project. Read More

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