To boost the relationship between India and Bangladesh further, Tripura State Electricity Corporation Limited (TSECL) will start supplying power to Bangladesh soon. The process will start from 16th December this year.
A senior official in the Tripura power department said, ‘Supply of power would take place after a joint inspection with the counterpart regarding the progress of ongoing work of transmission line on both sides which are at the verge of completion.’
Informing about the initiative, M K Chowdhury, Director (Technical), Tripura State Electricity Corporation Limited (TSECL) said, ‘Both the Government of India and the Government of Bangladesh, including the Tripura government have been instructed to inspect the transmission line’.
He further informed that Tripura had promised to export 100 MW power 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 726MW Palatana project.
Meanwhile, Pranab Kumar Roy, Chief Engineer of Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Limited (PGCBDL) said ‘Through proper negotiation with Indian government, Bangladesh has decided to import 100 MW electric power from Tripura’s Surjamuni substation to Comilla south in Bangladesh.’
‘The project was taken up one year back, field level work is almost complete and lines are about to be switched on from 16 December 2015,’ Roy further asserted. It is to be noted that in order to finalise the rate of the power to be sold to Bangladesh, a two-day India-Bangladesh meeting will be held on 26th November in Delhi.