Transmission tower reconstructed preventing capital from power cuts

Posted 12 months ago by Sandeep Bhattarai

Transmission tower reconstructed preventing capital from power cuts

The transmission system which was sunk down in Dhading has been reconstructed. Over one third power is supplied to the Kathmandu valley from the system.

With the reconstruction of the system, risk of possible power cuts in the capital has been avoided. According to NEA, Marsyangdi-Kathmandu 132 KV transmission line’s tower number 179 (located between Naubise and Gajuri) had sunk in 2015’s Gorkha Earthquake and it has been repaired.

The tower was reconstructed spending 92 days. A total cost of Rs 27 million was spent for the purpose. Similarly, the NEA has constructed the number 178 and 180 towers. According to NEA spokesperson, Prabal Adhikari, the security was managed by constructing the walls and other infrastructures to protect the towers.

The transmission line is supplying 110 megawatt power from Marsyangdi corridor. The maximum demand of power in the Kathmandu valley is 310 megawatt where one third is being supplied from Marsyangdi corridor alone.

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