The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) expects to complete work on the 220 kV substation at Dhalkebar in Nepal, associated with the Dhalkebar-Khimti-Lamusangu-Bhaktapur transmission line, by May 2017. Currently, the line is in operation at 132 kV capacity and will continue to remain so till the substation work is completed. Construction work was started in 2006 with loan assistance from the World Bank. The operation of the transmission line will curtail the yearly loss of Rs 1 billion incurred by the NEA. The transmission line will bring down the system loss by reducing the supply distance to eastern Nepal from the present 300 km to 75 km. The line is one of the components associated with the Electricity Transmission Expansion and Supply Improvement Project, aiming to strengthen the transmission infrastructure needed to promote the country’s capacity for cross-border energy trade.