Nepal Man Clings To Power Transmission Line, Hydro Electric Plant Shut Down

Nepalese man clings to power lines, hydroelectric plant stops working

An official said the power disruption resulted in the loss of about 1 million Nepalese Rupees (Representative)


Power production at Nepal’s Nuwakot hydroelectric power station has come to a halt after a person climbed onto a transmission line and clung to it.

The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) was forced to shut down the power project and cut off power supply to the Upper Trishuli 3A Hydel station line after a person climbed onto the transmission line in Nuwakot.

Hydel 3A Upper Trishuli station has a capacity of 60 MW.

This person has been identified by local police as Maila BK from Ghalegaun of Belkotgadhi Municipality-13 of Nuwakot district.

Spokesman Suresh Bhattarai confirmed by phone to ANI: “BK is clinging to the transmission lines after 10am (NST) so we have cut off the power supply.

According to the NEA official, the country lost an average of 1 million Nepalese Rupees due to the power supply interruption.

Meanwhile, Energy Minister Pampha Bhusal has also called on the Nepal Army to deploy a helicopter to take and knock the man off the power transmission line and prevent further losses.

(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from an aggregated feed.)

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