The Nepal Electricity Authority’s Samundratar-Trishuli transmission line (132 KV) is now operational. Four years after construction began, the 26-kilometer-long double-circuit transmission line has officially begun operation. On Saturday, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli dedicated the transmission line. Since Ashad 10, NEA has been operating the transmission line on an unofficial basis. The contract for the construction of the transmission line was signed on Mangsir 13, 2073. Under the transmission line, 84 towers have been built. The transmission line will be used to connect the electricity generated by the Tadi River projects that are currently under construction. On the Tadi River, ten hydropower projects totaling 60 MW are currently under construction.
The transmission line and substation were built at a total cost of Rs 1.55 billion, according to the NEA. ETERN-CCCE-FEPEC-JV of China built the transmission line. The government, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the European Investment Bank have all contributed to the transmission line and substation project.
The Samundratar substation has a capacity of 132/33 KV. According to NEA, two power transformers with a capacity of 30 MVA have been installed in the substation.