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Ilam will not have electricity for a month

ILLAM: Electricity will be disrupted in Ilam district for a month after a transformer brought from Hetauda exploded.   The 1.5 MVA (Mega Volt Ampere) transformer brought two days ago from Hetauda  by Nepal electricity authority NEA burst while installing, said NEA Ilam Branch Chief Rajib Kumar Sharma.

Electricity was disrupted after the transformer here exploded on Sunday due to lightning affecting 20 VDCs including Ilam, the district headquarters and news papers and FMs here have been closed.

The bridge at Maikhola will not sustain the 29 tons of load of crane and transformer planned to be brought from Damak, Jhapa and alternate method  should be arranged,  said Engineer of the Eastern Road Division Office Ilam,  Arun Karna. RSS

Published Date: Friday, August 10th, 2012 | 10:13 PM

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