Nepal has 74 hour weekly power outage

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 13:06

Kathmandu: Nepal has increased load-shedding
to 74 hours starting on Wednesday due to rapid decrease of water
level in rivers.

As per the new schedule to be effective from today, there
would be 11 hours of load-shedding for four days and 10 hours
for the rest three days every week.

Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), a government entity,
has imposed up to 11 hours power outage per day due to
decrease of water level in the country`s rivers, according to
officials.

The NEA had imposed 54 hours load shedding per week since
mid-December.

Nepal`s Energy Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat said that
the load shedding could climb up to 14 hour a day after
mid-February due to reduction of water levels in rivers
generating electricity.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 13:06

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