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Why the India -Bangladesh power transmission agreement is a landmark deal  

1. It is an  35-year power transmission deal paving ways for import of import 250 megawatt electricity  from 2012 end.
2.Bangladesh can  export power to India in the future
3. PGCIL, India   to construct, own, operate and maintain a 400-KV double-circuit line to exchange 500-MW power
4. Transmission tariff will be fixed later by the Energy Regulatory Commission.
5.. BPDB will pay the transmission tariff on a monthly basis.
6. PGCIL will invest and construct 80 kilometer transmission line and own, operate and maintain it.
7. The Indian company will recover the construction cost under a fixed rate over 35 years.
8.The Indian part of the infrastructure will also include a 400 KV switching station at Baharampur, loop-in and loop-out of Farakka-Jeerat 400 KV single circuit line at the same place, and a 400 KV double circuit line from Baharampur of India running up to Bheramara in Bangladesh.

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