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Cabinet approves signing of MoU with Nepal for construction of bridge over Mahakali river at Dharchula in Uttarakhand

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 07, Jan 2022
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The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, the CCEA has approved the Intra-State Transmission System - Green Energy Corridor Phase-II yesterday. Briefing the media in New Delhi yesterday, Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said, the scheme will add approximately 10 thousand 750 circuit kilometres of transmission lines and around 27 thousand 500 Mega Volt-Amperes transformation capacity of substations.

The Minister informed that the transmission systems will be created over a period of five years from the Financial Year 2021-22 to 2025-26. The scheme will help in achieving the target of 450 GW installed Renewable Energy capacity by 2030.

The Cabinet has also approved a Memorandum of Understanding between India and Nepal for the construction of a bridge over Mahakali River at Dharchula.  As close neighbours, India and Nepal share unique ties of friendship and cooperation characterized by an open border and deep-rooted people-to-people contacts of kinship and culture.

Replying to a media query on the security breach during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Punjab visit, Mr Anurag Thakur said, the Home Ministry is gathering information, and will take a tough decision after this. 

Sources : News on AIR