India to Give 100 MW More Electrictiy to Bangladesh by January

India will start transmission of fresh 100 MW electricity from Tripura to Bangladesh by January and the government-owned company is working round-the-clock to erect the transmission line by December, an official said.

The decision was taken following a three-day (October 26-28) meet in New Delhi of the Indian and Bangladesh officials, Tripura State Electricity Corporation Limiited (TSECL) Deputy General Managar Mahananda Debbarma told IANS.

“The Indian government-owned Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) working round-the-clock to erect the 47 km transmission line from western Tripura to southern Comilla (in eastern Bangladesh) by December this year.

“The PGCIL initially would invest Rs.250 crore to set up the 400 kv (kilovolt) double circuit transmission line and subsequently the Bangladesh government would reimburse the cost,” the official added.

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