Nepal plans 400 kV line along Postal Highway

Nepal is planning to build a 400 kV transmission line along thePostal Highway to further strengthen east-west flow of power in the country. For this, the country is seeking a line of credit worth around USD400 million.

The new transmission line will help the industrial firms along the postal highway. Further, it is close to the border with India; thus, the proposed transmission line will help to develop cross-border energy trade between the countries. Nepal is currently conducting a study on the project’s feasibility. Initially the project will be developed at the 220 kV level, which can later be increased to 400 kV. The line will be developed in several phases from east to west. In the first phase, the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) will construct transmission lines from Anarmani, Jhapa to Parwanipur in Bara along the Postal Highway, with a length of around 350 km.