Saturday, 28th February 2015

A three-month power supply outage to affect five VDCs of Dolpa

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6,000 families of five VDCs in Dolpa were affected by the Nepal Electricity Authority's (NEA) decision to cut the power supply for three months, from Tuesday.

The power supply was obstructed after a flooding in Jairigad rivulet swept away around 100 metre dam of Jairigad Hydropower Project, Dunai.

Raha, Sun, Dunai, Jufal and Sahartara VDCs are affected the power supply closedown.

According to the Nepal Electricity Authority, the power supply will resume after three months as repair and maintenance work of the damaged dam was underway.

Activities of different government offices and other organisations in the district were affected.

People complained that that cannot listen to the news, watch television, charge their mobile sets or use internet and email services now that there is no power supply.

Power supply obstructed for the past one week

The districts of Mahottari and Dhanusha are facing power crisis for the past one week, after the Indian Transmission lines went out of order.

40,000 households of 42 Village District Committees (VDC) and one municipality of these districts were deprived of electricity from August 12.

According to the NEA, Jaleshwor branch, the power supply was obstructed after Muzaffarpur Power Station and surrounding transmission lines were dysfunctional.

As a result, small industries have closed down and communication services were badly affected.

The NEA is supplying electricity services at Jaleshwor for two hours and other VDCs for an hour daily, for the past three days.

NEA, Jaleshwor branch Chief, Jitendra Jha, said it is still uncertain as to when the power supply will resume. The heavy rainfall and flood at Muzaffarpur is causing problems to carry out the repair work.

Similarly, Dhanusha and Mahottari too were affected by the adversity of monsoon rains which inundated many areas in these districts a few days ago.

He added that around five kilometers electrical wire towards Nepal and 35 kilometers electrical wire towards India need to be changed.

Dumara Station of Sitamadi district of Bihar State, India, supplies 7 MW power for Mahottari district.