Transmission line work halted due to forestry rules

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    wpid-powerlines.jpegMAKWANPUR, June 25 :Work on the 220 kV Hetauda-Bharatpur transmission line project has come to a halt after intervention by the District Forests Office, Makawanpur.

    The work involving the clearing of forests for the right-of-way for the transmission line remains halted for the next four months starting June 29 and the area will be off limit for anyone during that period, informed Assistant DFO Sher Bahadur Karki. The restriction has been imposed in line with the Forest Act 1993.

    The temporary restriction has been imposed to protect the young saplings from being trampled upon,” said Karki.

    An Indian firm named ICOMM Tele Limited is involved in laying the transmission line.

    Meanwhile, the chief of the transmission line project Fanindra Raj Joshi shared that they have requested the forest office to ease the restriction as it would cause huge loss to the project and also delay the project.”Four months of work stoppage will cause huge loss to us. We hope that they will allow us to work,” said Joshi.

    Source : Republica