Nepal seeks Electricity project support from India


Nepal will import up to 80 megawatts of electricity from India beginning tomorrow to ease the ongoing energy crisis plaguing the country.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepali counterpart KP Sharma Oli will inaugurate the Dhalkebar-Muzaffarpur transmission line using a remote control from Hyderabad House in New Delhi tomorrow to supply electricity to Nepal, Energy Secretary Suman Prasad Sharma said.

Although the state-owned power utility had earlier said it would import the power beginning today, it had not been able to do so due to delay in carrying out all the tests on the brand new transmission line, construction of which began as early as January 2007, The Himalayan Times reported.

On Monday, Nepal signed an agreement with India to import additional 80 MW of electricity to ease its energy crisis.