In a bid to manage overhead cables in the valley, the government is planning to cover the wires on the Tripureshwor-Kalanki stretch within a week.
Kathmandu has long since had unmanaged cables hanging from poles inappropriately and sometimes dangerously. The Ministry of Information and Communications informed that Department of Roads, Kathmandu Valley Development Authority, Nepal Telecommunications Authority, Nepal Electricity Authority, Nepal Telecom, and the Internet and cable television distributors will work together to manage these cables. Concerned authorities in a meeting at Singha Durbar agreed to issue a public notice asking cable television distributors and Internet service providers to remove wires strung on utility poles.
A press release by the MoIC said, “Concerned companies and service providers will have to manage and tighten low-hanging cables by September. After managing the wires, a tag of the company will be attached to the cable for identification and to hold it accountable as and when the wires drop low to the ground in future.”
Furthermore, NEA and NT are also planning to terminate their contract with Internet service providers and cable television distributors regarding the permission to use the utility poles for fixing wires if the untidy cables are not managed by September.
There are also plans for underground cable systems as well with the central projects at Maharajgunj and Ratnapark Power Distribution Centre.