India to provide 60 MW electricity

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Kathmandu, Sep 24 (UNI) The Indian Government will provide 60 megawatt (MW) electricity to the Nepal Government in order to minimise load shedding.

Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) today signed an agreement with Power Trading Corporation (PTC) of India to import additional 60 MW electricity during the end of the two-day 'Power Summit 08' in Kathmandu.

According to the agreement, India will supply 40 MW power through Duhab-Kataiya transmission line, while 20 MW will be delivered through Tanakpur-Mahendranagar transmission line.

The Nepalese Government is imposing 37 hours load-shedding per week.

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