CNI draws PM attention on ‘dedicated’ and ‘trunk line’ row

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Kathmandu, Dec 30: The industrialists and businesspersons have drawn the Prime Minister’s attention on the ‘dedicated’ and ‘trunk line’ row.

The industrialists including Confederation of Nepalese Industry (CNI) met PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal and requested him to take initiatives to resolve the problem.

A delegation led by CNI’s Chairman Rajesh Kumar Agrawal on Friday held discussion with PM Dahal and urged him to resolve the problems as per legal provision.

Lately, the industrialists have been irate over the government’s direction as per which Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) cut off power supply to the industries that failed to clear tariff.

Agrawal argued that the industrialists were paying regularly to the NEA as per invoice, and enjoying the incentives provided by NEA for timely payment in line with invoice. He also demanded the government to make public the meter details of the industries which are said to have run via dedicated feeder and trunk line during load shedding.

In response, PM Dahal stressed seeking a solution in a positive manner, according to a press statement released by CNI.