DAILEKH, Mar 7: Despite being declared as a municipality during the federal restructuring of the state, Chamundabindrasaini of Dailekh lacked even basic facilities and resources required for a municipality. However, this so-called municipality has recently taken a leap after getting electricity for the first time.
This has elated the locals who earlier used to rely on solar energy and oil lamps. They are hopeful that the availability of electricity will open doors for the development of industries and factories in the villages. Surya Bahadur Shahi, mayor of the municipality, assured that all villages will have access to electricity within the next two years.
According to him, electricity will be extended to major markets of the municipality in the first year. “No citizens will have to live in the dark from now onward,” said mayor Shahi, adding, “This project will be prioritized by the municipality.” He further informed that the work of extending electricity in ward no 5,6,7,8 and 9 has reached the final phase. If mayor Shahi’s words are to be believed, all these wards will get rid of darkness within the next two months.
The municipality will invest Rs 1.5 million for the project while Rs 2.4 million will be used from the Constituency Development Fund. Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), Dailekh will be providing technical assistance.
Hasta Prasad Sharma, chairperson of the consumers committee, informed that the municipality has fixed 135 poles for extending electricity. The work of laying poles had started last month. There are altogether 4,442 households in Chamundabindrasaini Municipality.
In the first phase, as many as 1,500 service seekers will be benefited, according to Baburam Nepali, acting chief administrative officer of the municipality. None of the villages of this municipality had the access to electricity provided NEA or any private organization before.
Source: My Republica