Northeastern states urge Centre for power transmission lines via Bangladesh

Northeastern states have urged the central government to erect power transmission lines via Bangladesh to connect the region with the national grid to ensure uninterrupted electricity supply, a Tripura Minister said here on Friday.

“Power ministers of the northeastern states at a meeting in Shillong resolved to urge the central government to erect transmission lines via Bangladesh to connect the national grid in West Bengal to transmit electricity between the northeast region and other parts of India without any hitches,” Tripura Power Minister Manik Dey told the media.

“If the transmission lines are brought via Bangladesh the distance would be reduced by 500 km and would also help to avoid various other technical problems. This would help the northeastern states get stable and reliable grid connection.”

The northeastern states are landslide prone and witness heavy floods and monsoon rains, which create problems to transmit power to and fro from the region, he added.

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