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Bangladesh MP, Minister of State arrive Tripura to join inaugural ceremony of II unit of OTPC
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 Bangladesh MP, Minister of State arrive Tripura to join inaugural ceremony of II unit of OTPC
PHOTO : Minister Manik Dey welcoming Dr. Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury at Akhaura Border.TIWN Pic Nov 30

AGARTALA, November 30 (TIWN): Dr. Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, Advisor to Bangladesh Prime Minister, Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Affairs, Nasrul Hamid, M.P., Minister of State , Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Dhaka. Mr. Selim Abed, P.S. to Minister and Joint Secretary to Government of Bangladesh. Mohammad Alauddin, P.S. to Minister and Joint Secretary to Government of Bangladesh. Mrs. Asma Tawfiq, Spouse of Dr. Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury arrived at Akahura Check Post here today to join inaugural ceremony of the commercial generation of OTPC UNit II at Palatana of Gomati District. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit to inaugurate the commercial generation II unit of OTPC at Palatana of Gomati district on December 1st.

It is to be mentioned here that a separate regional delegation of the Power Grid and few officials from the Tripura State Electricity Corporation Limited (TSECL) along with Bangladeshi delegation and Indian delegation visited OTPC 726.6 combined cycle thermal power plant and they also visited the Suryamaninagar sub-station in West Tripura district.

The newly constructed Suryamaninagar sub-station in West Tripura district was erected with installed capacities for international power trading. The sub-station was constructed with provisions for two bay areas’s to make the transmission compatible with Central Transmission Unit (CTU). All expenses would be borne by the PGCIL   Government of India.400 KV Power transmission lines would be extended till South Comilla in Bangladesh, an official said adding that132 KV power load would be thrown in the line.

However, Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB) Executive Director Chowdhury Alamgir Hossain earlier told reporters, that "To take power from Tripura, a 24 km new transmission line would be erected on the Indian side and a 27 km one on the Bangladesh side. Initially, the Indian government will bear the cost of erecting transmission lines but subsequently the expenditure would be reimbursed by the PGCB."

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