Power supply disrupted in Jumla

JUMLA: Nearly 800 households in the district have been forced to live in darkness owing to electricity disruption for two days.

The Dillichaur Hydropower Project failed to generate power owing to the cut off in water supply. The canal supplying water to the hydropower was damaged by a landslide.

The canal collapsed, disrupting water supply. It was damaged in a 25-meter stretch. “Although locals had noticed cracks on the canal wall, it lacked timely repair, resulting in power disruption since Sunday,” said Chairman of Vidyut Cooperatives, Krishna Bahadur Budha, expressing regret.

Budha informed that it costs Rs 600, 000 as per technicians to reconstruct the channel.

Nearly 800 households from ward 4, 5 and 6 of Patarasi Rural Municipality have been deprived of electricity after the damage in water supply. It also caused difficulty in the daily works of government offices, banks and financial institutions.

Meanwhile, Rs 300, 000 has been allocated from the rural municipality for the reconstruction of the hydropower canal.

Rural municipality Chair Purna Singh Bohara informed that they were at work to resume power supply at the earliest.



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