Transmission of power from Tripura to B'desh next year

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Agartala, Jul 4: Transmission of 100 MW of power from Tripura to neighbouring Bangladesh will begin next year, an official said today.

As part of the commitment made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Dhaka visit, the Ministry of Power has given its nod to sell 100 MW power to Bangladesh from Tripura, Principal Secretary S K Rakesh told reporters.


He said this decision had been taken in the meeting of the ministry in Delhi on Thursday last. Sixty five transmission towers are being erected by Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd for transmission of power from Sryamaninagar here to South Comilla in Bangladesh via Bishalgarh in Sipahijala district.

Rakesh said, "The state itself would decide from which source it would transmit power. Power would be transmitted from Tripura's share. It may be 726 MW gas based thermal power plant at Palatana in Gomati district or any other source." The National Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Ltd, a subsidiary of NTPC, will fix the tariff of power, he said.


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