MAKWANPUR, May 11: A total of 270 transformers provided by Indian states of Gujarat and Bihar as relief to Nepal arrived at the Hetauda-based central godown of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) on Monday.


    According to NEA officials, various state governments of India have provided transformers to Nepal to resume supply of electricity which has been affected in different parts of the country after the earthquake.

    Buddha Kumar Karki, chief of NEA’s central godown in Hetauda, said Gujarat state has sent 150 units of 63 KVA transformers and 98 units of 100 KVA. Similarly, Bihar has sent 22 units of 200 KVA transformers. 

    Karki said NEA was in need of thousands of transformers in Gorkha, Nuwakot, Rasuwa, Dhading, Sindhupalchowk, Dolakha, Makwanpur and Kathmandu districts where transformers have been damaged by the earthquake.

    “Preliminary assessment shows around 2,000 transformers have been damaged. We were already in need of 400 transformers before the earthquake,” added Karki. 

    Source : Republica