The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has slashed the load-shedding hours to 75 hours from 80 hours a week effective from Thursday.
The NEA reduced the load-shedding hours after it was able to control leakages of electricity in some areas and also because of increase in water-level in Kulekhani reservoir, NEA’s officiating general manager for Transmission System and Operation Chiranjivi Sharma said Nepalnews.
"The action taken by us for leakage control also helped reduce the load-shedding hours," Sharma said, claiming, "This is an output from the combined effort of the institutions under the NEA."
The Authority has decreased the power cuts to maximum to 12 hours and least to 9 hours a day in a week.
As per the new schedule, NEA will cut the power by 10 hours, 11 hours, and 12 hours for two days each in a week while 9 hours for one day.
Earlier, NEA had slashed the load-shedding hours from 88 hours to 80 hours a week on February 13. nepalnews.com