KATHMANDU: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), the public power utility, has brought into operation the sub-station it has constructed at Rajapur in Bardiya district.
With the operation of the sub-station since Wednesday, the Rajapur people will now have uninterrupted electricity supply.
Before this, power to the area was supplied via a long transmission line and power supply was erratic. Electricity had to be cut off whenever there was gusty wind and storm due to the long transmission line.
The locals had been urging the Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation and the NEA to construct a sub-station for reliable power supply since long.
The 33-11 KV Rajapur sub-station was constructed at an investment of Rs 93.6 million by the government and the NEA. Around 20,000 customers in Rajapur area will be benefited from this.
Meanwhile, NEA has also brought into operation a 33-KV capacity transmission line from Tikapur of Kailali to Rajapur also on Wednesday. The transmission line is about 20 kilometres long, NEA executive director Kulman Ghising said.
Before this, electricity was supplied in Rajapur area from an 11-KV transmission line brought from Tikapur.
NEA has recently constructed and brought into operation 220-KV capacity Trishuli-Kathmandu transmission line and the 132-KV capacity Kabeli Corridor transmission line.
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