Tripura to supply 100 mw power to Bangladesh from December 16

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Bangladesh, Nov 30 (ANI): Engineers and workers of Power Grid Corporation of India Limited are working round the clock to set up the 47 km transmission line from Western Tripura to southern Comilla in eastern Bangladesh. India will ensure supply of additional 100 MW electricity to Bangladesh from December 16, when the country will celebrate Bijoy Dibosh or Victory Day. Eighteen km of this line and 67 of the 143 transmission towers fall in the Indian Territory. The 100 MW would be in addition to 500 MW that Bangladesh is presently receiving from West Bengal. Tripura government has decided to export 100 MW to Bangladesh from its share of 196 MW power from the Palatana power plant in reciprocation of Bangladesh allowing Tripura to use its ports to transport the heavy equipment for the 726 MW Palatana project. Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed the power supply from Tripura with his counterpart Sheikh Hasina during his Dhaka visit in June this year. Tripura’s location and socio-economic linkages with Bangladesh makes the state a potential hub for trade with and through Bangladesh from the entire northeastern region of India.

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