Interconnetion point of Indo-Bangladesh link may not be shifted

The National Committee on Transmission (NCT), in its latest meeting, has ruled out further deliberations on the proposed changes to the Indo-Bangladesh power link, via Tripura.

There was a proposal to shift the interconnection point of the 400 kV double-circuit Comilla (Bangladesh)-Surajmaninagar (Tripura) line from Surajmaninagar substation of Tripura State Electricity Corporation Limited (TSECL) to the 400/132 kV Surajmaninagar ISTS substation. There was also to be addition of two 132 kV line bays at Surajmaninagar (ISTS) substation, making the entire transmission line as an ISTS scheme. However, now that the sale agreement is most likely to be renewed, NCT has ruled out further deliberations on the issue.