NEA begins construction of 132 kV underground transmission line

State-owned Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has begun the construction of the 132 kV Thankot–Chapagaun underground transmission line (line-in line-out), which will be connected to the new Chobhar substation to be built under the Kathmandu Valley Transmission Capacity Strengthening Project, funded by the Asian Development Bank.

NEA will acquire land for the project in the Kirtipur municipality Ward-6 (Kirtipur-6). The district administration office, on behalf of NEA, plans to acquire private land owned by five people by publishing the information. The landowners concerned have been requested to submit their applications for the same within 15 days. NEA is currently creating a system to handle the rising electricity demand in Kathmandu Valley, which is anticipated to reach 3,000 MW by 2050. In order to satisfy this demand, NEA is expanding its general infrastructure.