Denizens troubled as demand surge strains Kathmandu’s poor electricity grid

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The power utility has not been able to reinforce the decades-old infrastructures.

January 4, 2020

Kathmandu: Sunil Thakur is a 23-year-old barber who runs a saloon in the recently developed town of Kageshwari-Manohara on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. For the past week, Thakur has been forced to shut his shop before the end of business hours because of frequent and troubling power outages.