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PM Inaugurates Power transmission line between India & Bangladesh

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India strengthens its relationship consistently with its Neighboring nations. Further improving the relation between India and Bangladesh, PM Narendra Modi has inaugurated a power transmission line between the 2 countries.

PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates India-Bangladesh Power Transmission Line

Highlights

  • PM Narendra Modi, inaugurated a transmission line from Tripura that will supply 100 MW power to Bangladesh
  • Modi inaugurated the new line via video conferencing from Agartala
  • The power generated from Palatana generating station will be given to Bangladesh
  • In return, Bangladesh expressed their contribution by providing 10GB Internet Bandwidth to India
  • The Internet will be available in the north-eastern states
  • In 2012, during Bangladesh PM’s visit to Tripura it was discussed to obtain power from Palatana project
  • Bangladesh receives 500 MW of power from India
  • Both the nations are now connected through communication, power, surface links

Points to note

  • Bangladesh PM- Sheik Hasina
  • Tripura CM– Manik Sarkar
  • Tripura Capital- Agartala