Kathmandu city partners with NEA, DoR to illuminate streets

An agreement has been signed among Kathmandu metropolitan city, Nepal Electricity Authority, and Department of Roads to install 2,000 street lights in the city, on Thursday, December 10, 2020.

Kathmandu, December 10

The Kathmandu metropolitan city has partnered with the Nepal Electricity Authority and the Department of Roads for a new project that targets installing 2,000 street lights in the city.

Rs 170 million is being invested in the project. The local government will cover 60 per cent of the costs whereas the authority will cover the rest.

However, for the current fiscal year, the city government will invest the entire amount, but the authority will reimburse the next year.

In the first phase, the road from Tribhuvan International Airport to Kalanki via Naya Baneshwar, Tripureshwar and Kalimati will get new street lights.

KMC Chief Administrative Officer Rajeshwar Gyawali, NEA Acting Managing Director Hitendra Dev Shakya and DoR Director-General Keshav Kumar Sharma signed the agreement for the partnership on Thursday. Physical Infrastructure Minister Basanta Nembang and Kathmandu Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya were also present.


Source : Online Khabar