Bagmati corridor to get solar lamps

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Mar 18, 2016-

The Bagmati corridor is going to be lit by solar power. Rameshwor Phuyal, CPN-UML lawmaker elected from Kathmandu Constituency No 3, has released Rs700,000 for the project from the Constituency Special Infrastructure Develop-ment Programme.

The project is being implemented as a campaign to install solar lamps on either side of the Bagmati river from Guheshwori to Gokarna in northeastern part of Kathmandu. A 19-member Bagmati Corridor Solar Light Programme Consumers’ Committee has been formed under the chairmanship of Govinda Dhungel.

“Publicity and coordination programmes will be organised to install solar lamps in streets, public places, temples, schools, neighbourhoods and factories in the area,” said Phuyal. “The street lamps will make it easier for people to travel at night and check the growing tendency to dump solid waste into the Bagmati at night.”

Executive Director of the government’s Alternative Energy Promotion Centre Ram Prasad Dhital said that using solar lamps will help reduce load-shedding in the country.

Chiefs of Gokarneshwor and Kageshwori Manohara municipalities and representatives of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City have pledged support to the public initiative.

Published: 18-03-2016 08:11

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