Rampur (Palpa), June 14: The locals of the remote villages of Rampur Municipality has finally got acces to electric power five years after the installation of an electric pole.
The Gailuk, Lamtang and Lankuri villages located at a distance of three hours walk from the town are now illuminated by the electric power. Till now the locals were compelled to relay on traditional lamp.
The villagers had been forced to walk for two to three hours to recharge the batteries of their mobile phones and torch lights.
A total of 182 households have benefited from the electrification. 53 – year – old Sita Gyawali said that the village has now changed as they are now able to use the facilities to turn on the lights, cook food, charge the mobile phones, watch television and listen to the radio.
The electric power was expanded through Butwal Power Company Ltd. Electricity Expansion Consumer Committee Chairman Khem Rana said the ultra-remote villages of Gailuk, Lantang and Lankuri were connected with electric power after a ‘huge effort and hardship’.