KATHMANDU, JAN 02 –
The Nepal Electricity Authority ( NEA ) has increased the power cut hours to 80 hours a week from the existing 63 hours effective from Sunday.
A few days back the energy minister had assured that the power-cut would not exceed 12 hours a day this year.
The NEA has cited various reasons for the increase in the power outage hours including the decreasing water level in the river feeding the major hydropower.
Last winter the public had to face load shedding up to 16 hours a day though the government had imported up to 145MW electricity from India.
Source : RSS/eKantipur