Electricity meter shortage in Tanahun

Damauli, December 15

Tanahun residents have been facing the scarcity of electricity meter for the last four months in the district.

According to staff of Nepal Electricity Authority Tanahun Distribution Centre Rajan Dhungana, the electricity meters went scarce after they were not imported from Kolkata, India due to the blockade at various border points.

“We have no option but to send customers back empty handed as the vehicles carrying the electricity meters are stranded on the border points,” he informed.

Dhungana said the staffers were convincing the service seekers, who had applied for new electricity meters, citing that the meter could not reach the destinations due to the unfavourable situation facing the country.

He said more than 500 customers had applied for new electricity meters.

Sunil Sapkota, chief of NEA, Tanahun said his office could not provide electricity meters despite high demand due to the border blockade. Sources at the office said they had run out of stock.

It is said that NEA Tanahun office has been distributing electricity meters to Lamjung and Tanahun districts through different community electrification centres.

Local Amrit Bahadur Chhetry of Dihigaun, Byas Municipality said, “I requested the concerned authority for the box, but haven’t received it yet.”

The number of people demanding the same is high at ward no 1, 2 and 3 of Kanhushivapur VDC and Byas Municipality.