New Modi–Lekhnath 132 kV transmission line in operation

The construction of New Modi of Parbat-Lekhnath of Kaski transmission line has been completed.

Under the New Modi-Lekhnath transmission line project, 43 km of 132 kV double-circuit transmission line, 132 kV switching station in Modi Rural Municipality-2, Deupur, 132 kV Lahachowk substation in Machhapuchchhre Rural Municipality-4 of Kaski and 132 kV line have been constructed in the switchyard of Lekhnath substation.

The New Modi-Lekhnath transmission line project has been constructed to improve the power supply of Parbat, Kaski and other districts and for the supply of electricity of hydropower projects to be built on the Modi, Seti, Madi and Sardi rivers in the national electricity system.

Under the project, the 132 kV transmission line from the switching station at Modi Rural Municipality-2, Deupur to Lahachowk and the Lahachowk substation were completed and came into operation in December of last year.

Managing Director of Nepal Electricity Authority Executive Kul Man Ghising said that the construction of New Modi-Lekhnath 132 kV transmission line had been completed after Lahachowk-Lekhnath section transmission came into operation from Tuesday.

“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the construction was affected when local residents of Machhapuchchhre Rural Municipality and Pokhara Metropolitan City under the Lahachowk-Lekhnath section demanded a change in the route of the transmission line. The construction of the transmission line has been completed by solving the problem with continuous efforts of the project management, local level, administration and others,” he said.

“Infrastructure has been prepared so that around 200 megawatts of electricity produced by various hydroelectric projects under construction in that area can be supplied to the national grid.”

The electricity has been supplied to Machhapuchchhre, Annapurna Rural Municipality and Pokhara Metropolitan City in Kaski from the Lahachowk substation.

Due to this, the electricity supply in that area has become qualitative and reliable. Due to the long route to power supply from Pokhara, there were problems such as tripping and low voltage.

Roshan Agrawal, chief of the project, said that when the supply was provided from Lahachowk substation, the electricity service in that area was improved and the consumers got reliable and quality electricity and technical leakages also decreased.

Source : TRN,