Kapurgaun locals elated with power supply

Dhading, October 15

Locals looked happy after electricity reached the remote village of Kapurgaun in Rubivalley Rural Municipality, Dhading.

Earlier, the villagers were dependent on kerosene lamps.

The 42 kilowatt Bumakhola Small Hydroelectricity Project started operation formally from yesterday by supplying power to 350 households in the village.

Federal Lawmaker Khem Prasad Lohani of Dhading Constituency 1 formally inaugurated the project yesterday.

Chairman of the project Ram Bahadur Tamang said that around three crore rupees was spent on construction of the project. He said power was provided to the locals with water resources at the local level itself.

Kapurgaun has not been connected even with a rough road network. Locals have to walk for three days to reach the district headquarters due to lack of road, which has greatly inconvenienced them.

Ward No 5 Chairman Dhiraj Tamang said elderly citizens and patients, among others, have been affected the most due to lack of transportation service in rural areas.

Locals in the area have to carry daily essentials themselves and they use mules for transporting goods from one place to another. Lawmaker Lohani said expansion of road network was a top priority in view of the problems faced by villagers