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Tripura to export power to Bangladesh from Mar 23
Online Desk |:| Tue, 08 Mar'2016, 11:50 PM |:| Online Version
Tripura to export power to Bangladesh from Mar 23
Transmission of power from Tripura’s Palatana power plant to Bangladesh will start from this month, according to the Indian state’s power minister.

“Bangladesh will start receiving 100 MW power from the 726 MW gas based thermal power plant at Palatana in Gomati district of Tripura from March 23 next,” Power Minister Manik Dey told reporters on Wednesday.

 "Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina will jointly inaugurate the export of power through videoconferencing," Dey informed reporters.

 “Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has also invited Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar to attend the function."

 As a goodwill gesture, India will supply 100 MW power to South Comilla grid of Bangladesh.

 Test run for supplying power to the neighbouring country was already completed in December 2015.

 After that, an MoU on the price of power unit was signed between Tripura Power Minister Manik Dey and Bangladesh Minister of State for PowerNasirul Hamid in Dhaka on January 9.

Price of one unit of power was fixed at Rs 5.50.

The Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) had successfully supplied power in Indo-Bangladesh transmission line.

The PGCIL has already set up an 18 KM long 400 KV double circuit transmission lines from Suryamaninagar Power Grid to Comilla border in Bangladesh.

Power Corporation of Bangladesh has constructed another 47 KM line inside Bangladesh to facilitate the transmission of Palatana power.

Initially 100 MW power from the second unit of Palatana will be exported to Bangladesh.

At present India is selling 500 MW power to Bangladesh from Baharampur in West Bengal.

Out of this, 250 MW is going from government owned plants for which Bangladesh is paying Rs 4.50 per unit.

Another 250 MW is being supplied from power plants owned by private companies at Rs 5.50 per unit.

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