a thin outer box placed on the sidewalk


21 October, Kathmandu. Nepal Electricity Authority is going to install thin-sized ‘outdoor cabinet boxes’ if the power lines are underground.

Previously, the large cabinet boxes placed on the sidewalls were removed and a reflex-shaped cabinet box was installed.

The Project Management Directorate of the Authority directed the Consultant to redesign the boxes which were placed as impractical.

The advisor recommended having a thin cabinet box instead of a large cabinet box.

The directorate’s head Tara Pradhan said that the people walking on the pavement are forced to fall on the road, the boxes put in this way will now be managed practically.

“After the redesign is approved, new sized cabinet boxes have started coming in,” he said, “now we will remove the old ones and add new boxes.” According to him, now the boxes which will be only 200 mm thick, they will be connected all over the city.

The road department objected after the authority randomly placed the box. The department complained that there was difficulty in releasing the excavated soil on the pavement at the place where the work was going on, not filling the pits and covering the soil in time.

Pedestrians still have to walk between walls and outside cabinet boxes in many places, with pavements completely ‘blocked’ in some places. According to the head of the directorate, about 100 boxes are being redesigned.

At present, the pedestrians are facing problems due to boxes kept at various places of Baluvatar, Budhneelkanth, Tokha, Gongbu, Maharajganj, Ratnapark, New Road, Anamnagar, Dhobikhola, Thamel, Tripuraeshwar, Singhdarbar, Lajimpat, Airport, Chavhil, Jorpati Kshetrakam Road. Is. After Maharajganj and Ratnapark, the authority is also laying wires in the areas between Kirtipur, Kuleshwar, Baneshwar, Balaju and Jorpati distribution centre.

“We have redesigned the cabinet box to hold the box in place so that the sidewall is not affected,” says Pradhan. He said that keeping such boxes underground would cost a lot, so they had to be placed on the available places on the road.

“As far as possible, we have kept boxes in government offices and open public lands, but in some places there is no option to keep them in boxes.

Preparing to start distribution

The authority has started distribution of electricity through underground lines in Kathmandu. After about a month, there is a plan to provide electricity to homes through underground lines in Lajimpat area of ​​Kathmandu.

According to the head of the directorate, preparations have been started for distribution of electricity through underground line to Panipokhari, Lajimpat and Narayanhiti museum under Maharajganj and Ratnapark distribution center.

Pradhan said, ‘Some equipment is coming, now we will connect electricity to homes in those areas through underground lines.’

According to him, now the distribution transformers are being managed. The authority will carry the wire down the road to the consumer’s home and office. And, it will be connected to the meter. The pole will not be removed for a few months even after connecting it to the power underground line.

“Once the test is successful, we will gradually remove the overhead line,” he said. The authority plans to charge underground lines in several areas which have been completed as far as possible by the coming winter.

According to him, due to increase in load in Kathmandu in winter, there is a problem in the distribution line. With this, the authority is preparing to charge more and more feeders through underground lines till winter.

About one lakh houses have been connected with smart meters in Maharajganj and Ratnapark distribution centers. To strengthen the distribution line of Kathmandu, the authority is working on a contract to underground the power lines in the entire valley.

The authority laying the underground distribution line in Kathmandu has claimed to remove the overhead distribution line after 6 months.

After this, even internet cables cannot be mounted on poles, so the government is asking internet service providers to think about alternatives.


Source: OnlineKhabar

Himal Sanchar