India has second thoughts about Butwal powerline

India has second thoughts about Butwal powerline

Nepal and India had agreed to build the Butwal-Gorakhpur line as a backup for the Muzaffarpur-Dhalkebar line to ensure uninterrupted power supply, but the southern neighbour has begun to question its commercial viability.

A detailed project report (DPR) of the proposed transmission line has been prepared, and the two countries are ready to approve it.

“Indian officials have repeatedly pointed out the issue of commercial viability of the cross-border transmission line during our informal meetings with them,” said an Energy Ministry official. “We are doubtful whether India really wants to develop the project.”  Read More…




Credit By: Kathmandu Post

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