Nepal requests India to supply more electricity
Nepal has requested India to provide additional power through two newly-built transmission lines as part of the country's efforts to end load-shedding.
In a meeting with India's Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal, Nepal's Ambassador in New Delhi Deep Kumar Upadhaya requested India to expedite supply of electricity through 132kV Kushaha-Kataiya and 132kV Raxual-Parwanipur cross-border transmission lines, Kathmandu Post reported.
"During the meeting, issues relating to the supply of additional power through the newly built transmission lines, review of tariff at which India is selling power to Nepal, and Nepal-India cooperation in the power sector were discussed," said Hari Odari, spokesman of the Nepal Embassy in New Delhi.
"Minister Goyal has assured that he will instruct concerned agencies in India to expedite the process," he said. They have reached an understanding to arrange a meeting between Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), the state-owned power utility, and Power Trade Cooperation of India to settle all technical issues related to supply of power to Nepal.
NEA has already requested India to provide 50 MW of electricity through each of these two transmission lines. It is planning to supply electricity bought from India to industrial corridors in Nepal.