Making Kathmandu an open-wire free city « Khabarhub
Wednesday, July 24th, 2024

Making Kathmandu an open-wire free city


29 August 2019  

Time taken to read : 3 Minute


  • A
  • A
  • A

KATHMANDU: The government of Nepal has begun the most-coveted work of making Nepal as an open-wire free country.

The first phase of this ambitious project will cover all the three districts of Kathmandu Valley – Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur.

The electricity wire all laid underground is to reach in every house and the work is to be completed in three phases, says the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA).

After laying the electricity wires all underground within the Kathmandu Valley first, the other parts of the country will also get the electricity supplied through underground wires connecting to citizen’s house, according to NEA.

The AEI Industries is to lay the transmission line of 11 KV for about 400 km and of 400 volts for about 350 km in both the areas (Ratnapark and Kathmandu).

After receiving the debt at convenient terms, the work to lay the electricity wires under the ground in the areas of Ratnapark of Kathmandu and Maharajganj has been in the phase of instrument-examination and surveying stage undertaken by the Indian contractor company called AEI Industries.

Indian company owning the contract has begun the work from the Nepali month of Jestha is engaged in the management and survey before actually starting the work on the ground, discloses Manoj Silwal, the head of the Directorate of Project Management.

The AEI Industries is to lay the transmission line of 11 KV for about 400 km and of 400 volts for about 350 km in both the areas (Ratnapark and Kathmandu).

In the urban area of Kathmandu, even the wires connecting to provide services of telephone, internet, and cable are seen hanging overhead as we walk around the city.

The NEA has earlier planned to replace all the open wires by optical fibers (attached with the strength of 48-fibres). Kulman Ghising, Executive Director of NEA, says that laying all kinds of wires underground will reduce the accidents besides enhancing the look of the city and efficiency of supply of the electricity.

Publish Date : 29 August 2019 09:31 AM

Secret Service director steps down after assassination attempt against Trump

WASHINGTON DC: The Director of the Secret Service resigned in

Economic Digest: Nepal’s Business News in a Snap

KATHMANDU: Economic Digest offers a concise yet comprehensive overview of

Bahadur Singh Lama taking oath as Bagmati CM today

KATHMANDU: Bahadur Singh Lama, the newly appointed Chief Minister of

Weather: Moderate rain expected today

KATHMANDU: Light to moderate rain is expected in several provinces

Today’s foreign currency exchange rates

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has fixed the foreign