Lightning causes loss to NTC towers; telecom service disrupted

Bajura, Feb 13 (RSS): Lightning that struck the radio repeater tower of Nepal Telecom at Chhededaha Rural Municipality has disrupted telecommunication services. Khagendra Rawat, chairperson, Chhededaha, ward-7, informed that the lightning caused damages to a Nepal Telecom tower based in the forest at Chhededaha.

With the damages to the tower and solar panels, the Namaste telecom services in the area have come to a complete halt. There has been no telecom-facilitated connectivity in and around Aatichaur, Gudukhati and Dogadi areas for the past three days. The lightning as reported has destroyed all 15 solar panels installed around the tower.

The disruption of telecom services has caused trouble to the local people for day-to-day communications. Likewise, Man Bahadur Rokaya, Information Officer at Nepal Telecom Bajura, shared that the lightning also has triggered damages to another NTC tower at Kalajagra. It has obstructed all the services of Nepal Telecom at Kolti region.

Rokaya informed that it may take couples of days to repair the tower as the location is fully covered with pileup of snow. A tower of Subisu – an internet service provider company was also partially damaged due to lightning.

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