NEA cuts power supply to int’l cricket stadium

Published On: December 23, 2021 02:12 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

CHITWAN, Dec 23: Power supply to the under-construction Gautam Buddha International Cricket Stadium has been cut after it failed to pay electricity tariff dues.

The construction works of the stadium have been stagnated for the past five months. Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) Bharatpur Transmission Center on Wednesday disrupted power supply to the stadium for not paying bills.

According to Engineer at Transmission Center, Rajendra Poudel, the tariff dues have reached Rs 887,000.

The Dhurmus Suntali Foundation that spearheaded the cricket stadium construction works backed off from their responsibility after facing a financial crisis.

The Foundation has urged Bharatpur Metropolis to take the ownership of the stadium construction saying the Foundation has yet to clear the dues over Rs 170 million.

The NEA has also cut off power supply to the Mount Everest Brewery as it has yet to pay electricity tariff dues over Rs 3.74 million. Along with this, the NEA has cut off the power supply of 12 small firms and organizations for not paying the tariff regularly.


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