The fate of 400kV New Butwal-Gorakhpur cross-border transmission line is hanging in balance, as India questioned the power line’s commercial viability, saying whether it can help to encourage electricity generation between Nepal and India.
According to Kathmandu Post, both the countries had agreed to build the Butwal-Gorakhpur transmission line as a backup for the Muzaffarpur-Dhalkebar cross-border line for ensuring 24×7 electricity in the region and also pushing for increased cooperation in the energy sector.
Indian ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri stated that India might not be interested in developing the Butwal-Gorakhpur power line if it is not commercially sustainable. Read More…
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