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Lockdown did not affect electrical wiring [NEA]


Sabin, Kathmandu | 22 May 2020

On the contrary to global unstable situation, the whole nation is in a droop; improvement work is nearly slowed down and is in halted state. Despite the current pandemic condition, Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) in Kathmandu has not halted the work regarding electrical wiring.

After the lockdown, the work didn’t stop for a couple of days after numerous Indian specialists got back. In any case, the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has proceeded with this work by detailing an approach to assemble the accessible specialists and laborers. Right now, work is in progress to lay wires underground in Chabahil and Budhanilkantha regions.

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NEA has just accomplished such work in two kilometers of road till now. The length of the wire is around 20 kilometers. As indicated by Manoj Silwal, leader of the project management directorate, the work has not been halted despite the fact that it wasn’t possible at a quick pace.

‘There is a lack of laborers; specialized labor must be brought from India. At present, it is beyond the realm of imagination as there is a fire in both the nations, “said Silwal.” We are working with all the assets accessible here. At present, crafted by laying wires in Chabahil is going full bore. The Chabahil-Gaushala area is being set up to be tarred with new drinking water pipes. NEA has an arrangement to lay the wire before that. “We didn’t utilize the machine in Chabahil as the street was in an incapacitated condition,” says Silwal.

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The project was initiated by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on March 19. An agreement understanding has been marked with KEI Company of India to finish the initial stage by October 2021. In the primary stage, Rs 7 billion is being spent for laying wires in the designated areas.

The work being done in the areas under NEA’s Ratna Park and Maharajgunj Power Distribution Center is known as the primary phase of the task. Under Maharajgunj Distribution Center, wires will be laid underground in Baluwatar, Budhanilkantha, Tokha, Gongbu, Maharajgunj and other different places. Wires will likewise be laid underground in Ratna Park, New Road, Anamnagar, Thamel, Tripureshwor, Singha Durbar, Lazimpat, Airport, Chabahil and Jorpati areas under Ratna Park Distribution Center.

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Under this project, around 450 kilometers of 11,000 voltage and around 800 kilometers of 400 voltage wires will be laid underground. Around 450 kilometers of optical fiber will be laid underground here. Field remote terminal units are additionally being added to mechanize the dispersion system. To control that, a dissemination control room will likewise be set up in Suchatar.

After completion of the project, power dispersion is relied upon expected to be productive and secure.

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