KMC starts removing unmanaged cables from Kathmandu streets


Kathmandu, May 8 : The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has started removing unmanaged cables from the electric poles in the streets of Kathmandu.    

The removal of cables followed an agreement between the KMC, the Nepal Electricity Authority and internet service providers on Sunday. The cable removal started today from Maitighar Mandala, and New Road area, said Superintendent of Police at the KMC police, Manoj Lamichhane.    

Earlier, the KMC had asked the NEA and internet service providers to remove unmanaged cables from electric poles in Kathmandu within May 10. But, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has issued a circular to the KMC not to remove cables that may disconnect internet service at local levels across the country.   

The KMC is at work to remove cables if the concerned authorities do not do it by themselves within the deadline, said Lamichhane.    

"The meeting yesterday agreed to remove cables from today (Monday). So, the removal of cables starts from today," he said.    

The meeting decided to manage unmanaged cables in various phases from several areas of the Kathmandu Valley, said the Internet Service Providers' Association of Nepal (ISPAN). As per the agreement, unmanaged cables, tangling and unused ones, would be removed so from the electric poles in the Valley, it has been said. (RSS)     

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