Taskforce formed to shift transmission line of Peepaltar

DHADING: After four years of complaints, Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation has reviewed the demands of locals to transfer the towers of a transmission line.

Locals of Peepaltar in Siddhalek Rural Municipality-7 of Dhading district objected the construction of towers being built on cultivable lands, obstructing lives in the village.

Meeting held among the local representatives and Minister Barsa Man Pun, on Sunday, drew the conclusion to form a taskforce to solve the problem.

The taskforce would comprise five members led by joint-secretary of the Ministry and including representatives from the Nepal Electricity Authority, District Administration Office in Dhading, chair of ward-7 of the rural municipality, and a representative from the affected community.

Minister Pun directed the taskforce to submit their suggestions within two weeks.