January 25: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) will construct transmission lines and substations with capacity ranging from 66 kV to 220 kV in the Kathmandu Valley.
To make the power distribution system well-managed, the NEA is planning to construct a high capacity substation at Tarkeswor Municipality.
New transmission lines and substations aim at managing the electricity distribution system in the Kathmandu Valley by supplying high voltage electricity on a regular basis and reducing problems like electricity discontinuation in an emergency, said the NEA Executive Director Kulman Ghising.
With construction of new electricity infrastructures, the NEA will easily address the power demand in the Valley for the next 30 years, he said, adding “A ring circuit will be built in the valley”.
Ghising has already announced to construct a 132 kV transmission line along river banks. Similarly, substations will also be built in Kavrepalanchowk district, at the then Jitpurphedi VDC-5 and Goldhunga VDC-3.
It is learnt that the Kathmandu Valley has to suffer forced load-shedding due to a lack of transmission lines and substations. Likewise, electricity authority has expedited repair, upgrade and expansion of existing transmission lines and substations.
The NEA published a notice relating to the land acquisition for the projects as per Clause 61 of the Land Acquisition Act, 2034 BS on Wednesday. Lands of the total 61 families will be acquired for transmission lines and substations at Jitpurphedi VDC-5 and Goldhunga VDC-3. -RSS