Palatana power plant to supply 100 MW to Bangladesh from Mar23


Agartala, Mar 3: Bangladesh will start receiving 100 MW of power from Tripura’s 726 MW gas based thermal power project at Palatana in Gomati district from March 23, a state minister said on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina would jointly inaugurate the export of power through videoconferencing, Tripura Power minister Manik Dey said.

“Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has also invited Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar to remain present at the function,” Dey told reporters.

Pricing of one unit of power was fixed at Rs 5.50 during a meeting between Dey and Bangladesh Minister of State for Power, Nasirul Hamid on January 9 last in Dhaka.

Bangladesh cooperated with India for using its waterways for transportation of heavy machines from Kolkata to Agartala before installation of the Palatana power project in Gomati district, about 60 km from here.

Power Grid Corporation of India Limited erected 47 km long 400 KV double circuit transmission lines from Suryamaninagar Power Grid, near here to Comilla in Bangladesh.

The 726 MW gas based thermal power project at Palatana in Gomati district would be run by ONGC Tripura Power Corporation (OTPC).

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