June 19, 2022 | Investopaper
The Marsyangdi-Kathmandu 220 KV double circuit transmission line constructed to bring electricity from the Marsyangdi River Reservoir Area Hydropower Project to the Kathmandu Valley has been completed.
The 82-kilometer transmission line from Aabukhairani Rural Municipality of Tanahu to Matatirtha of Kathmandu has been brought into operation from Thursday.
The current Marsyangdi-Syuchatar was only a 132 kV single circuit, which could not carry more than 100 MW of electricity. With the immediate operation of Marsyangdi-Kathmandu at 132 KV, up to 200 MW of electricity can now flow in the Kathmandu Valley.
The contract for the construction of the Marsyangdi-Kathmandu transmission line was signed with the Indian company Tata Project. Construction of the project was started from Bhadra 2073 BS.
There are 233 towers in the transmission line in Tanahu, Gorkha, Chitwan, Dhading and Kathmandu districts.
The project has been constructed with the investment of the Government of Nepal and concessional loan from the Government of Norway and the Asian Development Bank.