Kalimati RM cut off for two months

SALYAN: Kalimati Rural Municipality of Salyan district has been without telephone service for two months now.

The only telephone service available in the area — GSM telephone service operated by Nepal Telecom — has been out of service leaving the rural municipality without telephone service.

“No other telephone service works in the rural municipality except Nepal Telecom’s Namaste mobile phone service. Even Namaste service has not been regular for two months, which has created problems,” said a local Kul Prasad Bhandari.

The rural municipality has also been cut off from road transport ever since the only motorable road connecting it to district headquarters, Dang and Surkhet was obstructed due to a landslide triggered by the recent rains. “The people of this rural municipality have been facing difficulty due to disruption of telephone and transport services for many days,” Bhandari added.

Chairman of Kalimati Rural Municipality Daan Bahadur KC said that they had informed Nepal Telecom about the disruption in telephone service time and again but their complaints fell on deaf ears.

According to him, six wards of the rural municipality except Ward No 1 are without telephone service at present due to some technical fault with the telephone tower. KC said they even reached the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology seeking to restore the telephone service but to no avail.