India and Nepal agree to add 200 MW to Dhalkebar-Muzaffarpur transmission line

Nepal and India have inked an agreement to increase the power import and export capacity through the 400 kV Dhalkebar-Muzaffarpur transmission line from 600 MW to 800 MW.

An agreement to trade 70 to 80 MW of electricity from 132 kV Tanakpur-Mahendranagar power transmission line was also signed between the two countries. It has also been agreed to set up the necessary mechanisms to export power from Nepal to Bihar during the rainy season through the existing 132 kV transmission line. Both the parties agreed on the early completion of the construction work of the Indian section of the 400 kV new Butwal-Gorakhpur transmission line as the second international transmission line by March 2025. It was also agreed to build two additional 400 kV transmission lines between the two countries, including the Inaruwa-Poornia transmission line by 2027-28 and the        New Lamki-Bareli transmission line by 2028-29.