Indian portion of cross-border link associated with Mangdechhu HEP completed

Reportedly, the construction work on the Indian portion of the cross-border link to facilitate import from Bhutan’s 720 MW Mangdechhu hydroelectric project (HEP) has been completed.

According to Central Electricity Authority (CEA), the physical work on the 400kV double-circuit Jigmeling-Alipurduar (Quad) was completed in late-March 2021. The anti-theft charging was done on March 28, 2021, and the line is expected to start operations soon. The line spanning 326 ct km with 466 tower locations is being developed by Power Grid Corporation of India Limited.