Modi-Laha Chowk transmission line goes into service – myRepublica
KATMANDU, December 30: The new 132 kV Modi (Parbat) -Laha Chowk (Kaski) dual-circuit transmission line has come into service. Construction of the new Modi-Laha Chowk section under the Modi-Lekhnath New Transmission Line Project is completed and is operational from Wednesday. The line was loaded by connecting a 30 MVA power transformer to a 132/33 kV substation at Laha Chowk. Electricity supply will be provided to the rural municipalities of Machhapuchhre and Annapurna de Kaski from the completed substation.
This will ensure a quality and reliable power supply in the region, said Kulman Ghising, general manager of the Nepal Electricity Authority. He said there were problems such as blackouts and low voltage, as the power line from Pokhara to the area was long. “Now, with the supply of the Laha Chowk substation, the region’s electrical service will be improved and consumers will enjoy reliable and quality electricity and electricity leakage will also be reduced,” he said. -he adds.
As part of the project, 68 towers were built in this section and 21 kilometers of cables were laid. The construction of the new transmission line of the Modi-Laha Chowk section was completed under the new Modi-Lekhnath project built with a concessional loan from the Exim Bank of India. Project leader Roshan Agrawal said the Laha Chowk-Lekhnath section of the project, which started on July 21, 2018, has been affected due to obstruction of residents and problems in the forest area.