Government to replace wooden utility poles


, February 18

The government has started to remove the and replace them with to minimise the risks to people.

Responding to the questions posed by members of Federal Parliament today, Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barsha Man Pun said that the government plans to replace all the wooden utility poles.

According to him, around 30,000 wooden poles have already been replaced, while around 300,000 more need to be replaced with concrete or metal poles.

Pun further informed that the task of replacing the remaining wooden poles will be decentralised and carried out in coordination with the provincial and local governments.

As per Electricity Authority (NEA), around Rs five billion is needed to replace all the wooden poles and that it will be possible only when the local and provincial governments join hands w

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