Rampur (Palpa), April 26: There has been no bound of happiness among the local people following supply of electricity to all settlements of Rampur municipality wards 4,5 and 7 after a hiatus of 17 years.
Villagers have gone euphoric after the expansion of electricity services at Chhatibandanda, Bhaindanda and lower Gijindanda of ward 4, Bahakhola of ward 5, Bahundanda, Bhanjyangbari, Sarparaj, Mudhikhop, Golainche, Gaurabari, Bikramdi and Kusunde of ward 6 nearby municipality.
Shokman Shrestha, 85, of Bahakhola died never expect of illuminating village through electric lights during his life time but he is feeling exalted to have a life with light.
With the electrification materialized, members of around 200 households here have been benefitted.
Users Committee Chairperson Dobraj Tiwari shared that the project was completed at the cost of Rs 3.3 million which included the government investment of Rs 1.98 million, RS 825,000 from Rampur municipality annual budget, Rs 495,000 raised from local users.
Though there was electrification in some of the wards adjacent to market areas of Rampur VDC some 17 years ago, power supply was not materialized in wards 4,5 and 7, Tiwari shared.
The electrification was carried out through the Butwal Power Company. RSS