Sarlahi: The Hirapur settlement in Barhathawa Municipality-11 in Sarlahi district has received electricity meter after the municipality agreed to clear the previous dues of the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA).
Ward Chairman of Barhathawa Municipality-11 Nabaraj Rai said that the NEA has started distribution of electricity meter after the municipality office vowed to pay Rs 1.57 million in dues. “With this, each household in the settlement has installed its personal electricity meter.”
The NEA had cut the power supply in the settlement on December 13 after the electricity tariff was not paid by Bisheshwornath community rural electricity cooperative limited though it collected power tariff from the locals. The local residents here are getting the power supply through cooperatives for 12 years.
The local residents have claimed that the office-bearers of the cooperative embezzled the fund after collecting from the users.