Sunwal Substation likely to come into operation within month


Kathmandu: The construction of the 132-KV Sunwal Substation aims to address the power need in Nawalparasi ( Bardghat Susta West) in a sustainable and reliable way has neared the final phase.    
Works are being undertaken with a target of bringing it into operation within a month. Now, the equipment fixing works are going on.    
A high- level team comprising Nepal Electricity Authority managing director Kulman Ghising, Distribution and Costumer Services Directorate deputy managing director Manoj Silwal and Lumbini Province Office Director Nawaraj Ojha recently made a field visit to the construction site to take the progress reports. On the occasion, the team urged the bodies concerned to ensure its operation within a month.    
The NEA hopes once the Sunwal Substation comes into operation, the power issues in Parasi will be addressed. It is expected to be a reliable source of power supplies to big industries including cement and steel in the Parasi area.    
Two 220 and 132 kV substations have been constructed at Sunwal Municipality-13 in Nawalparasi. Construction of a 400 kV transmission line expanding up to Gorakhpur in India will take place in Butwal with grants by the US Millennium Challenge Corporation. Construction of a new 220 kV transmission line expanding 21 kilometers is underway. A delay in the land acquisition process and the approval to chop down trees for the project has made the matter worse, said Ghising.    
Bhairahawa in Rupandehi is getting an unhindered supply of electricity, thanks to the construction of a 132 kV double circuit transmission line, and a substation expanding from Yogikuti (Butwal) up to Mainhiya, said Directorate’s deputy managing director Silwal. ---