Solu Corridor 132 kV line inaugurated in Nepal

The Solu Corridor 132 kV double-circuit transmission line and sub-station has been inaugurated in Nepal.

The state-owned power company Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) developed the project which entailed the construction of a 90- km-long, double-circuit transmission line with a cardinal conductor from the Tingla (Solu) substation to the Mirchaiya substation, and a new 132/33 kV substation at Tingla. The Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) and the Government of Nepal have jointly financed the USD29 million project. In 2015, India-based Mohan Energy Cooperation Private Limited was selected as the contractor for the project. The project work had been facing continuous delays for the past two years due to opposition from the locals of MaruwaHarit Community Forest of Katari Municipality-4 of Udaypur district. The locals had demanded compensation for their land on the line route and requested that the transmission line tower be shifted elsewhere.