Hasina, Modi open 2nd Indo-Bangla grid line | 2018-09-10 | daily-sun.com

Hasina, Modi open 2nd Indo-Bangla grid line

Sun Online Desk     10th September, 2018 05:10:48 printer

Hasina, Modi open 2nd Indo-Bangla grid line

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi have jointly inaugurated the 2nd Indo-Bangla grid line.


They also laid foundation stone of Akhaura-Agartala rail link and launched Kulaura-Shahbazpur Section Rehabilitation Project.


The two prime ministers of the neighbouring countries joined a video conferencing to open the development projects.


Modi took part in the video conferencing from the South Block of his office in New Delhi while Hasina joined it from her official residence Ganabhaban in Dhaka around 4:15pm on Monday.


 Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Benarjee and Chief Minister of Tripura Biplob Deb also took part in the inaugural event.


Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Keshav Gokhale and Bangladesh High Commissioner in New Delhi Syed Muazzem Ali accompanied the Indian prime minister during the conference.


Bangladesh is now getting 540MW power from the First Indo-Bangla gridline in Bheramara of Kushtia and 100MW from Palatana of Tripura via Cumilla.


After the inauguration of the second gridline, Bangladesh will get 500MW more from the Bheramara power plant.


Bangladesh has a plan to import 1,600MW power from India by 2022 and it has already set up the second high-power transmission line.